TCIA Product Review: The Ronin Lift Power Ascender

One of the health-related issues that climbers throughout the tree care industry struggle with is repetitive stress on muscles and joints. Climbing activities, such as ascending tall trees, can be harmful to joints and muscles. Ronin has addressed that problem by designing an innovative climbing tool that allows climbers to access the tops of the […]

TCIA Product Review: LogOX 3-in-1 Forestry MultiTool

Hans Tielmann, CTSP and owner of Pine Valley Tree Service, an 11-year TCIA member company based in Mendham, New Jersey, gave a tire-kicking assessment of the LogOx 3-in-1 Forestry MultiTool to trade-show attendees during TCI EXPO 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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: How to Apply an SRS Redirect without Unloading Your Primary Suspension Point

Aaron Feather, CTSP demonstrates how to Apply an SRS Redirect without Unloading Your Primary Suspension Point. The beauty of climbing using a stationary-rope system, or SRS, is being able to redirect onto limbs that can position you directly over your work. Limbs that would never absorb the dynamic strain of a moving or dynamic redirect, […]

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 […]

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