Video – Bumper Stump: Can You Cut It?

Watch Mike Teti, from Custom Climber Service, Sellersville, PA, perform a flare-lock cut. Click here to read the July 2021 TCI Magazine article. This cut is commonly known as the flare-lock cut. Basically, the chain-saw operator cuts protruding tabs, feet or “bumpers” into the base of the trunk flare that keep the piece from swinging […]

Video – Husqvarna 525DEPS MADSAW Dielectric Pole Saw

Watch John Haehnel, II, CTSP, and Chris Venditto of Tree Tech, Inc., review Husqvarna’s 525DEPS MADSAW Dielectric Pole Saw. The really impressive thing about the Madsaw is that it is the only insulated, gas-powered pole saw on the market. (“Mad” is for minimum-approach- distance. The DEPS stands for dielectric pole saw.) It states on the […]

Video – HAIX Protector Ultra Cut Resistant Work Boot – Product Review

Watch Travis Vickerson, CTSP, QCL review the HAIX Protector Ultra Cut Resistant Work Boot. Click here to read the full article from TCI Magazine June 2021. The very first impression you get when you pick up the HAIX Protector Ultra work boots is how incredibly solid they feel. It is immediately apparent that they are […]

Video – Arborist Skills – The Basics of the Big Shot

If you are young, scrappy and hungry, don’t like throwin’ away your shot (with a nod to Hamilton) and just want to place your climbing line in a tree, then give a Big Shot a try. These heavy-duty slingshots-on-a-stick, available from Notch Equipment and Jameson, can really improve your distance and accuracy with a throwline, […]

Video – Pruning Peach Trees in the Backyard

Watch Tchukki Andersen describe how to rehab two little peach trees for fruit production. Click here to read the full article. Are they the most optimal tree stock in the most optimal growing site? Of course not. Additionally, they had the bejeesus “pruned” out of them three years ago, leaving the homeowner wondering why they […]

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