Pruning

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Pruning Peach Trees in the Backyard

Your mission, should you choose to accept it – rehab these two little peach trees for fruit production. Are they the most optimal tree stock in the most optimal growing site? Of course not. Additionally, they had the bejeesus “pruned” out of them three years ago, leaving the homeowner wondering why they didn’t get any […]

On Removing Deadwood: Part 2

This is the conclusion of a two-part article that takes a close look at the commonly held notion that removing deadwood from trees improves their health. Part 1, “On Removing Deadwood,” ran in the February issue of TCI (tcimag.tcia.org/magazine-archive). In Part 1 of this article, we proposed that removing deadwood from a tree isn’t necessarily […]

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