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    within a few minutes they started to load



    and within 15 minutes finhised ,23 tons of trees

    best regards Thijs

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      drove back to Antwerp changed containers again and went back to Riede / Niedenstein

      another 16,30h of work,almost 13h of driving an just 870km

      drove the last 45 km Friday morning to loadingspot

      another muddy path, the highway cruiser will be even more dirty





      back to antwerp again changed containers and went to the company.
      our trip planner start a transporting company for his own, best time now, there will be 1000ths and 1000ths containers the upcoming years with trees, and on every container he can put the profit in his own pockets instead of our boss.
      even he wil gave us a lot of those trips (westeren drivers are more reliable of arriving on time that the east european and better drivers aswel, a German loading company excist that we come of our selfs, instead we send east europeans) is it just waiting howlong it will last.

      the boss is overworked at home, 2 young inexperienced planners and it seems that we get a interim boss for a while.
      7 drivers that had a tamporary contract get sacked so he can sell 7 trucks .

      so weird times for us

      but it's weekend now, and start moday again , load at 12am again in Niedenstein very close to the last place of friday
      and back to Antwerp
      best regards Thijs

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        Interesting story. Indeed we have a big problem in Germany with the bark beetle. But we environmentalists are also not unhappy about that.
        The bark beetle is specialized on spruce trees. And spruce trees are not really inhabitants in Germany. The climate is too warm for them. They were all planted shortly after WWII to develop fast growing, monocultural woods. The natural mixed woods with a big variety of trees, plants, insects and animals disappeared. Since then we have massive storm damages and after warm summers the bark beetle problem. After all these spruce trees have gone, we can grow up old fashioned mixed woods again, which is better for the nature and we will get wood of higher quality.

        I hope everything goes well with your company as long as you are driving like Colin Mc Rea through German woods.
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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        • janihudi
          janihudi commented
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          i see almost only those spruce trees in Germany.
          but other trees other problems
          within 3 weeks after the beetle infected the tree it's already lost.
          when the temperature is good and lots of rain, the trees are stronger,they can battle against the beetle.

          the trees we're loading is already second quality
          when the bark falls of while loading ,the tree is already to far gone, and less expencive.

          our speed is just not high enough that we can drifting trough the corners

        Got to come back to this, and study it carefully. We have a similar problem with the fir trees our Government Forestry Commission planted after the war, acres of them. Now the aim is to gradually get rid of them and replace them by mixed woodland trees, thereby encouraging wildlife back into the areas.
        Ivy

        "To thine own self be true.......
        Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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          I've just gone back to that video and watched it right through again. As I watched, my thought at every bend was what on earth happens if you meet something heading your way??!!
          Thijs, that and your stills are excellent, they all give such a feeling of having been there all the time. In the video, at 0.5, there is a box-like thingamajig on stilts at the right hand side. What is it? Also, at 1.50 the base of a tower is visible at the right. ??? A similar base is in your photo at #151.2 - and what do the red markings on some of the trunks mean?
          You say the trunks are destined for Asia. To what use are they put there, especially if they are second rate because of the extensive beetle damage seen in the other YouTube. It sounds as if their export has increased dramatically, or is it because it is only recently that you have been on these jobs?
          We are in a similar position to what Ralf describes, in that we are slowly getting rid of the fir trees planted by the Forestry Commission after WW2. Many were also planted during WW1. I don't know whether they are spruce or what, but they are not wanted! I belong to the Woodland Trust, joined it in 1986, and although it started in a small way it is now a force to be reckoned with in conservation matters, buying up land as it comes on the market and planting up the beginnings of forests. The Trust also often manages to buy just small strips of land which are bordered by existing woodland areas, so that they too can be developed to provide corridors for wildlife, linking it all together. Great work, and it is now getting somewhere after all its efforts.
          Many thanks for all of your account.
          Ivy

          "To thine own self be true.......
          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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            I meant to ask if you managed to finish off (to your satisfaction) that second table in the cab? I like that plush covering, very smart. Photo?
            Ivy

            "To thine own self be true.......
            Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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              Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
              I've just gone back to that video and watched it right through again. As I watched, my thought at every bend was what on earth happens if you meet something heading your way??!!


              that wassn't a problem,we had a tree man above and one at the road where we started

              Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
              Thijs, that and your stills are excellent, they all give such a feeling of having been there all the time. In the video, at 0.5, there is a box-like thingamajig on stilts at the right hand side. What is it? Also, at 1.50 the base of a tower is visible at the right. ??? A similar base is in your photo at #151.2 - and what do the red markings on some of the trunks mean?


              that box thinghy is a watching tower for hunters of animal spotters, you see them a lot in Germany.
              those bases you see are wind turbines
              the red markings are from the buyer of the trees, and with that the tree truck can see which ones are for him to load and which don't

              Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
              You say the trunks are destined for Asia. To what use are they put there, especially if they are second rate because of the extensive beetle damage seen in the other YouTube. It sounds as if their export has increased dramatically, or is it because it is only recently that you have been on these jobs?


              for construction works, building material and also what they said to hammer then into the earth as fundation poles
              yes it increased a lot,the trees are much cheaper now thanks to the beetle.



              best regards Thijs

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                havn't done anything about the table, besides making a mal for the table top , a mal for the door panels.
                the black panel behind the waterbottles

                Costs me a lot, but could't make it by myself

                Last edited by janihudi; Yesterday, 21:18.
                best regards Thijs

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