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Colm Hickey

Full Name: Colm Hickey

 

Age: 34

 

Where do you currently live? Rainy Ireland

 

Company Name: Treefellas ltd / arbfiction ltd

 

Field of expertise (arboriculture, forestry, carver etc): Arboriculture

 

How Long have you worked in this industry? 12 years

 

Favorite climbing system?

Double rope with petzl zigzag and courant komora with a pulleysaver. I am still an SRT virgin. Well voice have only been using it for access. 

 

What is your favorite tree?

Well my favourite to look at are Silver birch on Japanese maple. My favourite to work on are macrocarpa. They can tend to be a hard day graft but rewarding days. Be it you are dead wooding and clean to leave the beautiful structure or removals where there is plenty of wood. 

 

Highest tree you have climbed? 

Monolith to a sequoia or some forestry sikta spruce. They where over 100 feet. 

 

Have you had any close calls? If yes, what happened?

I have. Some cuts from the trusty ms200t. It was some years ago. Lessons have been learned and scars are there as a reminder. 

 

What is your hidden talent?

I have been told that i am very creative. i think it's more a pretty wild imagination. Is that a hidden talent?

 

When you’re not climbing trees what are your other interest/hobbies.?

I enjoy working with wood and making stuff. I also repair and collect chainsaws and axes. That would be more of an addiction than a hobbie.