Equipment & Technology

Safety Fundamentals for Chain Saws

Let’s start by saying I love chain saws – the bigger, the louder and the sharper, the better. I feel more alive when holding a well-running, sharp saw than at most other points in my day! How many of you also feel that way? Chain saws are a fundamental tool for folks working in the […]

The Versatility and Safe Use of Knuckleboom Cranes in Tree Care

In recent years, knuckleboom cranes have increased in popularity in the tree care industry. And for good reason. They can increase production. They can be customized to meet each individual company’s needs. They also can increase efficiency and safety on job sites. But they must be used properly to be safe. In this article, we’ll […]

Looking at the Elements that Make Up a Rigging System

In this article, we’ll take some foundational rigging concepts and reintroduce them from a new perspective. Some of this information is well known and almost common knowledge, but some of it, I find, gets missed in early training or overlooked in the daily grind. Some of it could help us avoid the abuse we sometimes […]

What Can Tree Growth Regulators Do for You?

Arborists and landscapers usually are concerned with trying to keep trees and shrubs up and growing. But often, situations arise when trees grow beyond where they’re desired, whether it is encroaching into power lines or blocking a desired view. Typically, the approach in these instances is to prune back the off ending trees or shrubs, […]

What’s New & Improved in Climbing Ascenders and Friction Tools

When it comes to getting in and out of trees safely and efficiently, today’s climbers have more options than ever. And when it comes to ascenders and friction tools, there are some innovative devices out there that recently hit the market, having been introduced by arborist equipment companies in early 2019. We contacted a number […]

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