TCIA Product Review: Rock Exotica Akimbo

Philip “Arborguy” Ruiz performs a product review on the Rock Exotica Akimbo. The Akimbo is a versatile mid-line attachable friction device that allows climbers to ascend and descend a stationary or moving rope system without changing equipment, and without detaching from your saddle. Philip “Arborguy” Ruiz, CTSP, QCL, is technical training director with BrightView, a […]

Arborist Skills: Pneumatic-air-excavation tool

Pneumatic-air-excavation tools are versatile devices used for many types of soil-excavating operations, including tree-root and trunk excavations. Often, the need to see what is happening underground in a tree’s root zone is critical to making the right management choices regarding tree health. Pneumatic-air soil loosening is the least injurious method to meet the objective and […]

TCIA Product Review: Pelican Rope’s Easy Move Positioning Lanyard

Donny Coffey reviews Pelican Rope’s new EASY MOVE™ Positioning Lanyard at the Unboxing Ring during TCI EXPO 2019 in Pittsburgh

TCIA Arborist Skills: Tree inspection – A continuous process

Steve Connally discusses how to perform a tree inspection. Steve Connally, CTSP and ISA Certified Arborist, is owner and operator of Adaptable Aerial Solutions, LLC, a two-year TCIA member company based in Suffolk, Virginia. A production climber for 23 years, he is also an NCCCO Licensed Crane Operator, a Crane Safety Climber School instructor and […]

TCIA Arborist Skills: Selecting and Inspecting Crane Slings

Crane operations can be inherently complex and difficult, so having the right equipment is critical to the job going smoothly and safely. Here are some quick tips to selecting, and inspecting, the workhorses of a crane job – the slings. When selecting crane slings for a job, one of the key tasks to perform before […]

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