Letters to the Editor

LETTERS & EMAILS – May 2021

Job cleanup?I am a Certified Arborist and business owner with 52 years’ experience, and usually enjoy your magazine. Most of your safety articles are informative and helpful. When you include pictures such as the one in “Cold-Weather Work Safety Precautions,” TCI February 2021, page 72, you show an example of not working safely. If one […]

LETTERS & EMAILS – April 2021

Leave OSHA out of Accident Briefs I appreciate your effort to broaden the scope of accident reporting for the tree care industry by including information from OSHA inspection reports. But these are of little use without specific details. A comprehensive listing of all related injuries would probably constitute a journal in itself. The “Accident Briefs” […]

March 2021 Letters & Emails

On removing deadwood In his article, “On Removing Deadwood, Part 1” (TCI, February 2021), Jeremiah Sandler states “… we reduced the length of the dead branches to a safe size. After we finished our pruning …” Did finishing the pruning involve removing the rest of the dead branches, or did reducing them to a safe […]

Clarification on The Guide

Thank you to TCI Magazine and Lindsey Purcell for a fine article, “Consulting: An Introduction to Plant Appraisal,” in the November 2020 issue about the 10th edition of The Guide for Plant Appraisal. It is well written and does a fine job with explanations regarding The Guide. As many know, there has been some controversy […]

When do you retire rigging rope?

I once told Don Blair I thought I could tell when to retire a line that had always been used in natural crotches by the visible wear, but I asked, “How do you know when to retire a line that has only been used with a block and a lowering device?” Kind of at a […]

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