Contract Climbers: An Untapped Training Resource

Developing skilled and productive employees can be difficult, particularly for the owners of small businesses. It requires a consistent investment of time and money, in one form or another. If you’re the owner of a tree care company – or considering starting your own – this article is for you. Most of us did not […]

Climbing Trends – Do They Live Up to the Hype?

Over the last decade, the world has benefitted from technological advances that allow for widespread access to information. The field of arboriculture is no exception; a plethora of training and safety information is available at the click of a button. Even social media has its positive influence on the industry. It has connected me with […]

My SRT/SRS (R)Evolution!

Wow! Authoring an article about single rope technique (SRT) – where to begin? I guess the first thing would be to explain the reason behind the title, then describe some of the many fabulous developments I have had the privilege to see and be involved in. First, I want to say a few things about […]

University of Throw Line

This article was adapted from the video of Jake Carufel demonstrating throw-line tips during TCI EXPO ’21 in Indianapolis, Indiana, last November. Regarding throw-line tips and tricks, the first big “Ah-ha!” is to keep everything very organized. Being organized and systematic in your approach to using a throw line will keep tangles, and your frustration, […]

Introducing a New Playground for TCI EXPO ’22

You asked for it, you got it. At TCI EXPO ’22, TCIA will debut TCI EXPOClimb, a playground for all tree care workers – especially climbers – that will be high touch, high energy and highly interactive. “It’s just what the industry has been asking for,” says Peter Gerstenberger, TCIA’s senior vice president for industry […]

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