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Lace ’Em Up! The Ins and Outs of Arborist Footwear

Question: What’s one of the best investments you can make in keeping your crew and your business on good footing and, therefore, profitable? Answer: Quality footwear designed specifically for the tree care pro. It is difficult to fathom, but in this top-priority era of worker safety and efficiency, more than one boot manufacturer’s rep interviewed […]

Talking About Chain Saw Pants

Cut-resistant chain-saw pants should be a part of any tree workers PPE. Click here to read the article. Erick Palacios, CTSP was training contract workers to fell and remove thousands of trees damaged by the many wildfires. They came from different parts of the U.S., and everyone had their favorite brand of cut-resistant pants. Erik […]

Knuckleboom Best Practices, Part 2: Grapple Saws

This is the second part of a two-part series. Part 1, “Knuckleboom Crane Best Practices in Tree Care,” also by Ben Heller, ran in the February 2020 issue of TCI. Click here to read Part 1. All knuckleboom-crane best practices apply to operating with a grapple saw, and there are some additional things to keep […]

Backpack Blowers: Tree Care’s Latest Indispensable Tools

The advent and growing popularity of backpack blowers doesn’t mean it’s time to retire the rake – but almost. The story of the birth of the backpack blower is interesting. Landscapers learned to convert one manufacturer’s small, engine-powered backpack sprayer into a blower to clean up garden beds. When that manufacturer then successfully re-engineered its […]

Talking About Chain-Saw Pants

Hablando de pantalones de motosierra I was out in Oregon this summer training contract workers to fell and remove thousands of trees damaged by the many wildfires. We were constantly navigating through steep, rugged terrain. There were tons of downed trees, branches and debris that would grab at your running saw, which put kickback and […]

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