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Innovations in Mechanical Row Equipment

There are a number of methods used to clear and maintain utility rights of way, or ROWs, but they all fall into two categories – mechanical, including things like brush mowers, saw trimmers and aerial lifts, or chemical, including materials such as herbicides, growth regulators and the tools used to disperse or apply them. In […]

Chain-Saw Injuries: Us Versus Them

Chain saws are among the most basic tools for tree workers. While we once performed pruning and felling with one- and two-person crosscut saws, no one would want to return to those days. The chain saw is also the power tool we most share in common with homeowners. Most people do not own an aerial […]

Progressive Training: One Size Does Not Fit All

Recently, I witnessed a two-person crew from a local tree care company setting up a job. Cones, wheel chocks, proper signage – all the indicators of a well-trained crew. Their leader set up a bucket truck, but before he began aerial operations, he took the other crew member to the chipper. What I saw next […]

Business Of PHC, Part 2: Elements of a Plant- Health-Care Business Plan

“How do you start a plant-health-care program? If you buy a spray rig and put it into your pickup, you aren’t exactly a plant-health-care professional,” says Chris Kemp, plant-health-care manager with Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service, an 11-year TCIA member company based in Eliot, Maine. “The blanket or cover sprays of the 1980s are a […]

Transferencia de cubo a árbol: Permanezca en el Aire

Transferring from Bucket to Tree: Stay in the Air A veces, el elevador aéreo simplemente no puede acceder a donde debe estar en el árbol. Aquí hay una breve introducción sobre cómo transferir cuidadosamente su posición desde el interior o cubeta al interior del árbol. Nada de esto debe intentarse sin un entrenamiento previo en […]

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