Monday, November 24, 2014

Battery Powered Chainsaw Arrives at TreeCareIreland

I wrote this post over a year ago but just published it.........I was feeling a bit sentimental at the time. we are now using battery powered saws everyday!

This blog post is for anyone interested in chainsaws, treeclimbing, forestry, training, top handled chainsaws and chainsaw training in Ireland. We would like to make special mention of Liffey Distributors, Dublin who have provided us with the new Husqvarna saw. Thanks Tony!

The green light is flashing on the new battery charger at Tree Care Ireland. Signifying the arrival of one of the first battery powered chainsaws and a new era in chainsaw technology. We are also delighted to be able to bring the very latest technology to our tree care training courses

T536 LiXP

So here are a few photos below of the new machine. We have opted for the Techlite guide bar which is running a standard, low kickback, low profile, 3/8 chain. Other battery powered saw are often fitted with miniature chain!
The battery charges in about 34minutes, gently whirring away on the kitchen windowsill.

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LANTRA Awards Verifier Meeting, Snowdonia - a few photos

LANTRA Awards Forestry Skills Standard Setting Event in Snowdonia

Sir Chalky White!

Chris White and Kevin Birchall. Chris is an experienced Forestry and Treecare Instructor/Assessor/Verifier from Scotland

The team is being led by Liam McKeown from Treevolution Ltd

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Interview with Kevin Birchall from Tree Care Ireland at the Bloom Tree Climbing Competition

This is a video blog post produced for the Irish Indo at Bloom Festival 2013. The event was hosted by Tree Care Ireland and Sponsored by Husqvarna Ireland.

Interview with Kevin Birchall from Tree Care Ireland

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Bloom 2012

Photos from Bloom Festival 2012

The Walled garden at Pheonix Park with the Bloom exhibitions behind

Our guys from TreeCareIreland spent a few days pruning and removing deadwood from the competition trees at the Pheonix Park. The initial meetings with Park staff were an important part of making this event work, as there has never been a recreational tree climbing event at the Park and there was some concern about potential damage.

Reassurance from us and a great deal of trust from the park staff gave us an opportunity to demonstrate that these events are an important part of raising awareness of trees and educating the public about tree care.

  • for more information about tree climbing and training please read:  Arb training

The photos above are taken from a Scot's Pine tree and are views of the exhibition area at Bloom 2012.

Colm Lennon from TreeCareIreland training on the competition trees

'Nice Bloke' Paul from Westport posing in front of the Husqvarna Ireland(sponsor) tent

Marius from Treesolutions stretching for the limb walk bell.

Phil Annett posed to take a leap from the huge Scot's Pine tree

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Monday, November 2, 2009

easy html for Squidoo

After a short break from posting on my blog, due to a period of intense training and studying I decided to celebrate with a new lense on Squidoo.
I have been totally seduced by the functionality of this site and the ease with which you can create great content with Video links, photos and tons of modules (helpful content managers).
I designed a lense around the professional aspects of tree care as I have been teaching and training about this for many years and had content ready.
Having inputted the main body of text I hit a bit of a brick wall when it came to adding functionality such as hyperlinks.
And then I discovered a squidoo lense about how to do this......

I now feel a little closer to understanding html, which I feel is a huge part of successfully leveraging your time on the internet.

The second piece of help with Squidoo that I wanted to share was using html to hyperlink a list in your introduction to each individual text module. I typed a google search on 'where can i find the url for modules in squidoo'but came up with nothing, so started to sort it out myself.It is worth noting that their may be a quicker way!

My result:

If you publish your lense and then view it, a section called "contents at a glance" appears after your intro like so:

If you have constructed your lense with a seperate text module for each bullet point they will appear as seperate links in the "contents at a glance". If you click on one of the links, the url will appear in your browser and you can cut and paste this into the link box as below:

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

List of Free Classifieds Ads

A significant amount of my Internet advertising is carried out through the use of Free Classified Ads. I am in the process of producing a report with full instructions and tips on placing ads, for each of the major companies.

Keep an eye out for future posts.

There are several companies providing ad services so I've compiled a list of the most popular onesin Ireland.
By using the most popular ones you have more chance of your ad getting a better rating in search engines. Some of the ads I've placed have popped up within the top three hits on google for certain key words!

The list: and

Use these links, get to know the individual characteristics of each company and enjoy the pleasure of free ads!
Look out for my future posts on 'Generating Traffic, Leads and Sales with Free Classifieds' and how to save time posting ads.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bookmarking and Sharing

Do you have your ADDTHIS widget yet? is a free service that allows you to install this discrete 'button' on your blog (see below) or website and enable the sharing of your content across all of your social networking sites.

"We currently support over 50 services including: Blogger, Delicious, Digg, Facebook, Google Bookmarks, Live, MySpace, StumbleUpon, Twitter, and many more. We're contstantly adding more services to AddThis, so you don't have to" quoted from the addthis website.

With an impressive list of support and compatibility with all of the sites to the left this is a 'must have' widget for anyone wanting to share their content all over the internet and generate more traffic to their website or blog.

Addthis also has a series of extras including these neat analytics and tools. This allows the user to keep track of exactly where their traffic is coming from and when.

Your widget is customisable and avialable in 20 different languages with safety and security guaranteed.

Some of the social networks supported!

This is the front page of the website. Press here and start sharing your content

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