Pruning

A300 Fall Meeting Recap: Work Begins on Part 1: Pruning Revision

At its fall meeting, the ANSI A300 Committee began work on a revision of the Part 1: Pruning standard. On October 7 and 8, 2020, the ANSI A300 Committee tried something new. Much as with others in the industry and across the world, the operations of the committee could not continue as normal in a […]

Tree-Pruning Essentials: Part One

This is the first of a two-part series intended to provide essential information on making well-informed pruning cuts, based on the current standards. Part one will focus on the act of making the pruning cut and the types of cuts utilized in managing tree canopy. Part two will concentrate on what to prune, along with […]

Dual-Stationary-Rope Work Positioning for Pruning or Removal

My name is Macintosh Swan, and I have a lot of climbing gear. I preface this discussion – of climbing with two systems in sync – with that statement. If we are talking drawbacks to dual-stationary-rope systems (DSRS), I think the volume of gear required would be at the top of the list. In my […]

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