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by mwainwright
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical Stuff
Topic: M-tronic (Auto Tune) modified saws
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: M-tronic (Auto Tune) modified saws

I was saw shopping today for a new spacing saw, and was seriously considering the 441, but in the end I broke down and bought a 372 husky. I'm just too set in my ways.
by mwainwright
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: The Job Market: Seeking Jobs, Planters, or Rides
Topic: Residue
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: Residue

Well maybe residue is a reference to slash, being cut for firewood? That the only way I can make sense to f this
by mwainwright
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Navrom
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Navrom

This is a name I am seeing more and more these days. Seems to be a small outfit run by someone named Mihai Todosia, which google tells me is probably Romanian in origin. Not that that matters, but it isn't a name you hear every day. Anyhow, they seems to mostly concentrate on brushing work and are b...
by mwainwright
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Dewan Enterprises
Replies: 43
Views: 1385

Re: Dewan Enterprises

Woodworks Works reforestation is the stupidest company name I e ever heard
by mwainwright
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Dewan Enterprises
Replies: 43
Views: 1385

Re: Dewan Enterprises

Sorry you had to put up with all that. So what is this Cory fellow's association with Dewan?
by mwainwright
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Reforestation via Drones
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: Reforestation via Drones

If you are interested in red pine PCT strategies, I used to do a lot of that work between sault st. marie and Sudbury, and presumably that still goes on. In particular, vermillion forest management, out of Sudbury had a large and very active program.
by mwainwright
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Hunting and Fishing in a Treeplanters Camp
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Hunting and Fishing in a Treeplanters Camp

I would stick to birds and fish if I were in a planting camp. Mostly because they are the easiest to catch and process, but also because they will attract less negative attention than a deer or rabbit hanging in camp. I figure as long as you're within the regulations you have every right to eat wild...
by mwainwright
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Health, Safety & Training Information
Topic: Trees advantage wellbeing
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Trees advantage wellbeing

Tell me more
by mwainwright
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: The Job Market: Seeking Jobs, Planters, or Rides
Topic: Power Tool Work
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Power Tool Work

Tell me more
by mwainwright
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Spring Coast 2017 - Or Not?
Replies: 16
Views: 631

Re: Spring Coast 2017 - Or Not?

That makes me feel a bit better
by mwainwright
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Planting in Ontario/Quebec
Topic: Too late to apply?
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Too late to apply?

Never too late to get a job in Ontario
by mwainwright
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting Dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Planting Dogs

Well thanks for clarifying Jordan, I appreciate your input as always. I had the same conversation with a former officer the other day, and I was told the same thing that scooter was. I've never seen good dog policy implemented anywhere. Not in 16 seasons, or with about 15 different contractors. I fe...
by mwainwright
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting Dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Planting Dogs

I don't use facebook anymore, so I figured I'd try and start this discussion here and se what happens
by mwainwright
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting Dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Planting Dogs

I like dogs, mostly, but I do not believe they should be be allowed on job sites or in working vehicles. In fact, WCB states ( reg. 17.7) that animals may not ride in the passenger compartment of a vehicle unless there is a special compartment designed to secure them. I wonder how long it will be be...
by mwainwright
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Spring Coast 2017 - Or Not?
Replies: 16
Views: 631

Re: Spring Coast 2017 - Or Not?

There's over a foot of snow at sea level in queen Charlotte right now
by mwainwright
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Mesh tree tubes
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Mesh tree tubes

As for the regular, or sinocast protectors, the range you gave is pretty typical for average production. That being said, once planters get enough experience with these things it's possible to put in a lot more.
by mwainwright
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Mesh tree tubes
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Mesh tree tubes

Yes I have a fair bit of experience working with vexars. I've done them a few ways, using both bamboo and cedar stakes. In my experience they do an excellent job of growing Douglas fir, and a pretty poor job of growing cedars. Cedar stakes attached with zip ties is time consuming and expensive, whil...
by mwainwright
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Fukushima
Replies: 17
Views: 1170

Re: Fukushima

Here's a video to put prof's comment in perspective
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LLCF7vPanrY
by mwainwright
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Container seedling production
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Container seedling production

Well, there is the Container Tree Nursery Manual, published by the US forest service. Could be a good place to start
by mwainwright
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting on Haida Gwaii
Replies: 41
Views: 3873

Re: Planting on Haida Gwaii

Here is a link to the results of a forestry forum that was held back in October

http://www.taanforest.com/Forest_Forum_online_V3.pdf
by mwainwright
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Fukushima
Replies: 17
Views: 1170

Re: Fukushima

Spent fuel rod highballers
by mwainwright
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Fines to Haida Gwaii Logging Operations
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Fines to Haida Gwaii Logging Operations

I think that's the case, but I didn't follow it all that closely. I drive by that cut block every now and then, and it still looks like shit after all these years. At this point it would be nice if it was either planted or developed somehow instead of just being a bunch of slash piles by the highway
by mwainwright
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2017 Public Bid Results
Replies: 139
Views: 15179

Re: 2017 Public Bid Results

Aren't bid deposits no longer required?
by mwainwright
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2017 Public Bid Results
Replies: 139
Views: 15179

Re: 2017 Public Bid Results

Really well done scooter, thanks for taking the time to put that together. I hope your report is being shared as widely as possible
by mwainwright
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: GIS/Mapping Apps
Replies: 49
Views: 8640

Re: GIS/Mapping Apps

So I did not heed the advice in this thread and my avenza pdf maps auto updated. Is there an app for iOS that is known to be a decent substitute?
by mwainwright
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Holberg
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Holberg

Does Dave Ross still run the hotel/tire shop?
by mwainwright
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Fines to Haida Gwaii Logging Operations
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Fines to Haida Gwaii Logging Operations

Pretty old news around here, those guys got nailed to the wall, it was just a question of how big the fines would be. I planted a piece that is literally across the highway from that block. It's a shame, it was a pretty nice spot that should never have been in private hands.
by mwainwright
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Planting in the USA
Replies: 190
Views: 4966

Re: Planting in the USA

That was a good read
by mwainwright
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Holberg
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Holberg

CCC? Not sure what that is. But right on, thanks for the info. The last year I was down there for planting work was the first year that Roland had that job. It was a 2 cent increase in price over the coast range days, I wonder how the prices are now. Anyways I have fond memories of working down ther...
by mwainwright
Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Holberg
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Holberg

Which company plants in holberg these days? I'm just curious if it's still like I remember it, I spent a lot of time there earlier in my career. Is it still WFP's area?
by mwainwright
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2017 Public Bid Results
Replies: 139
Views: 15179

Re: 2017 Public Bid Results

indeed, bcbid can be quite the rabbit hole if you are interested in looking at this sort of thing. as for bc auction, ive seen tucks and quads go for as little as 500$
by mwainwright
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2017 Public Bid Results
Replies: 139
Views: 15179

Re: 2017 Public Bid Results

you're spending an unhealthy amount of time on bcbid. but so am i...
by mwainwright
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: BC Employment Standards Complaints Process - A 3 month saga
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Re: BC Employment Standards Complaints Process - A 3 month saga

which company are you talking about? i see no reason not to name them here.
by mwainwright
Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2016 Public Bid Results
Replies: 91
Views: 14820

Re: 2016 Public Bid Results

its seems like they mistakenly rejected stephan's bid, but then decided to re-tender it because everyone was apparently way over budget.
by mwainwright
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Health, Safety & Training Information
Topic: Drug Testing for Planters
Replies: 35
Views: 7355

Re: Drug Testing for Planters

on the plus side, planters could make money selling clean pee on the side.
by mwainwright
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: looking for Spring coastal work
Replies: 38
Views: 1642

Re: looking for Spring coastal work

I doubt very much that osprey fired an entire crew. Knowing what I know about them, having their crew quit seems much more likely.
by mwainwright
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Thanks Scooter!
Replies: 15
Views: 602

Re: Thanks Scooter!

Yes, thanks scooter. I have also enjoyed this site for some time now. Hard to believe I've been laying down bullshit here for almost 12 years. It would not be possible without your hard work.
by mwainwright
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: These Boots Were Made For Walkin'
Topic: Hoffman Caulks
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: Hoffman Caulks

in my experience its the other way around. the quality of the vibergs have deteriorated so much that i can barely get 100 days out of them. i switched to the equivalent model from hoffman, and am never going back. they are now what the vibergs used to be.
by mwainwright
Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: chafing
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: chafing

also, most of us are just getting older and grosser.
by mwainwright
Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: chafing
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: chafing

chafage is at normal levels on haida gwaii. that being said, i doubt very much that fukushima is causing you all to chafe.
by mwainwright
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: point pleasant park, halifax NS
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: point pleasant park, halifax NS

nice work, i look at those trees every time i go there
by mwainwright
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Cones/Tree Protecty Things
Replies: 21
Views: 1558

Re: Cones/Tree Protecty Things

this is from 8 years ago, but we still do it this way. its really the only way. every other technique is less efficient, we have tried them all.
by mwainwright
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: .
Replies: 32
Views: 4000

Re: Why Aren't Stashers Being Dealt With?

best thread on the forum
by mwainwright
Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2015 Public Bid Results
Replies: 118
Views: 23292

Re: 2015 Public Bid Results

I've got no love for brinkman, but $1.17 is a good price... more than enough to make it work out there. hell, they could even afford to pay their planters a respectable price (hopefully they do). Impact's prices should not be taken as gospel here, you'd be hard-pressed to get that kind of money out ...
by mwainwright
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Ask a Forester
Replies: 50
Views: 10054

Re: Ask a Forester

Thanks for the info, I'll do that.
by mwainwright
Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Ask a Forester
Replies: 50
Views: 10054

Re: Ask a Forester

Here's a question for the forester: Where can i find good information on seed collection for coastal lodgepole pine, and for non-serotinous pine cones in general?
Also, how strongly does fire select for serotiny in a stand of Plc?
by mwainwright
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Contracts/Companies that do early season contracts?
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Contracts/Companies that do early season contracts?

yes, assuming that they still have the job in holberg, bivouac is one of the earlier starts on the island. I worked there many times over the years, and somehow holberg would often be snow-free when the rest of the island was shut down. At least thats how i remember it.
by mwainwright
Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Mechanical Stuff
Topic: M-tronic (Auto Tune) modified saws
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: M-tronic (Auto Tune) modified saws

well thats good to hear, as in a a few years im sure there will be very little choice in the matter. i have been wondering how much of the naysaying i hear is just due to diehard chainsaw prejudice, which is definitely a personal thing.
by mwainwright
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Mechanical Stuff
Topic: M-tronic (Auto Tune) modified saws
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: M-tronic (Auto Tune) modified saws

i still cant bring myself to trust the auto-tune. you're the only person i've heard good reviews from so far...