Storm damage is the ultimate opportunity for arborists to play Monday morning quarterback. Whether it’s our mistake when a client’s tree breaks or we are called to a new property to clean up the mess, there are the inevitable would haves, could haves or should haves. “I wish I had removed that tree.” “If only […]
Where to Put Decay in Trees?
Any time a living part of a tree is cut open through pruning, or broken open through storm damage, the remaining area will likely decay. This article presents a way to think of pruning as “where to put decay into the tree.” (Photo 1) Most of us working in arboricultural or horticultural fields are aware […]
What Drives Choices for Powered Pole Saws and Pruners?
Depending on your specialty, the power pole pruner or pole saw might be one of the most used cutters on a tree care truck. “I’ve heard of some climbers who climb with (power) pole pruners and that’s all they use, because they can work in one tree and prune three trees around it,” says Jack […]
Injuries Involving Handsaws and Pole Saws: Another Us Versus Them
Handsaws and pole saws – what more basic pruning tools are there than these? Handsaws are mandatory for most tree crews. Every time their feet leave the ground, whether climbing the tree or flying the aerial lift, a tree worker must have a handsaw with them. Pole saws extend the radius of our reach. They […]
Fanno Saw: 100 Years of Innovation and Quality
Fanno Saw Works, a 43-year TCIA Corporate Member company based in Chico, California, is celebrating its 100th year in business in 2020. A century! Ten decades! Fanno Saw has joined the ranks of other U.S.-based centenarian businesses including Macy’s, King Arthur Flour and Heinz. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), data has […]