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Chat with the Virtual Summit’ 21 keynote speakers

Has this ever happened to you? You go to a tree care conference with the hope of talking directly to one of the featured industry speakers. They finish their amazing talk, and are immediately encircled by a horde of adoring arborist fans in what seems like a human-wall 30 heads deep. You flare your elbows […]

Arborist Skills: Bend-and-Swing Rigging (Video)

Watch Chris Girard remove two bent birch trees (leaders) that were overhanging a beach. We couldn’t just drop them into the lake, because we had no way to fish them out of the water. They would be partially submerged and ridiculously heavy underwater, and they were already full-length leaders weighing close to, well, let’s just […]

Bend-and-Swing Rigging

OK, here’s what we had to do: Remove two bent birch trees (leaders) that were overhanging a beach. We couldn’t just drop them into the lake, because we had no way to fish them out of the water. They would be partially submerged and ridiculously heavy underwater, and they were already full-length leaders weighing close […]

Rigging Tools: An Overview for Ground Technicians

Let’s take a look at old-school, natural-union rigging and what it created – friction! This same principle is in play with the new rigging rings that are becoming more and more prevalent in the industry. A rigging ring creates consistent friction aloft, just as a port-a-wrap or bollard-type lowering device would at ground level. It’s […]

Product Review: Granberg G777 Alaskan Small Log Mill

Richard Jones performs a product review on the Granberg G777 Alaskan Small Log Mill. The Alaskan Small Log Mill is a portable chain-saw attachment that allows you to slab out logs for either live-edge projects or to begin the process for dimensional lumber. This attachment is intended for guide bars of 20 inches or less […]

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