Rigging

Canopy Anchors, Part 1

This article is based on a demonstration by Craig Bachmann at the TCI Magazine Trainer’s Test Kitchen demo area during TCI EXPO ’21 in Indianapolis, Indiana, this past November. A canopy anchor is a climbing system that anchors the rope in the canopy of a tree. While a moving rope system (MRS) typically uses a […]

The Jail Brake Lowering Device

If you missed TCI EXPO this year, then you missed out on the industry debut of the Jail Brake, which may signal the next generation of lowering devices for arborists. This device brings an innovative design to basal friction for lowering. Cast from aluminum and machined to a polished finish, the Jail Brake is designed […]

Additional Rigging Systems

There are many options available to tree crews designing rigging systems. The more options there are to choose from, the lower the risk and the better the outcome will be. One of the risks in rigging operations is when using a system involving many components. If the components are not matched adequately to the system, […]

Not for Nothing, but Knots Come in Very Useful

This information was excerpted from the newly revised Best Practices for Rigging in Arboriculture manual, which will be available this November. There are many good knot books available. Knots at Work: A Field Guide for the Modern Arborist by Jeff Jepson, is a detailed and affordable resource. Rigging knots The most important criteria of any […]

Rigging Wood in Tight Quarters

The space was tight. The margin for error was even tighter. The crown of the once-illustrious beast that overhung the owners’ house – and the neighbors’, and the other people’s garage and the wires – is now on the ground. You’ve utilized all of your knowledge about rigging basics creatively to solve this puzzle. There […]

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