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 […]

Wireless Headsets: What’s All the Yelling About?

Alex Kundrat has been in tree care for 45 years, starting when he was 15 years old. For the past several years, he’s run both his own tree care company, Cleveland, Ohio-based Alex’s Tree Service, Inc., and Speak Easy Communications Solutions, LLC, a three-year TCIA corporate member company, also based in Cleveland, that sells communication […]

Botanical Garden Removal Requires a Bit of Finesse

Caldwell Tree Care, an accredited, 24-year TCIA member company based in Roswell, Georgia, is one of the arboricultural partners that works with the Atlanta Botanical Garden, a 30-acre site in midtown Atlanta. They have been privileged to be the primary partner working within the Storza Woods area of the Garden. Caldwell crews work each year […]

Exploring the Principles of Rigging

Imagine the amount of information shared with young, and often inexperienced, arborists each day in the field. These newest members of the tree care industry are exposed to numerous training tactics and safety techniques – some good and some that bear the consequences of critical injuries and worse. With the right training and techniques, paired […]

Tips and Best Practices for Using Lowering Devices

There are a number of lowering devices designed for tree rigging available on the market today. In this article, we’ll look at best practices for using lowering devices in general and at specific tips for using three of the most commonly used devices, the Port-A-Wrap, the Good Rigging Control System (GRCS) and the Hobbs H-2. […]

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