Winter Exercise and Activity for Keeping In Shape

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 1/29/2018

Keeping in shape isn’t a very hard job for us tree climbers, considering that we are continuously climbing ropes and limbs in trees and moving logs and brush on the ground. This type of daily activity keeps a person in top physical shape, but what happens when the work slows down, like during the winter months for us Midwest climbers? Winter exercise and activity can help keep our bodies in shape while we wait for the warm weather and steady work to come back. Let’s take a look at some exercises and different techniques to keep us working at 100% day in and day out!

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Try Out the “O Rig Technique” for Easier Limb Walks

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 1/25/2018

Have you ever been out on the tips during a limb walk and found it really difficult to get back in? Maybe you were on a dreaded drooping limb walk that ended in a wobbling uncoordinated fight back to the base of the tree? Or perhaps you experienced a mega long limb walk in a 200 year old White Oak that has been reaching for the sun for the last 100 years. Regardless, we may have a technique that could make this whole process a little easier for you!

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The Evolution of How I’ve Used Work Positioning Lanyards

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 1/15/2018

Let’s take a look at one of the most basic, yet most useful tools we have on our side: your work positioning lanyard. Whether you call it a Buck Strap, a Sissy Strap, a Scare Strap, Safety Strap or Lanyard, they all do the same thing; that is keep you safe while climbing trees. Now let’s go back a couple years and I’d like to share my own evolution through positioning lanyards and some climbing systems. Hopefully, this can help you choose a lanyard that works for you and how you climb!

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Archangel Ancient Tree Archive Saves Our Trees!

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 1/5/2018

Have you ever had the urge to do something bigger than what you ever thought you were capable of? Have you ever had that gnawing feeling in your chest and stomach that you need to help change the world? Have you ever done more than just think about it and actually taken action? Today we are going to talk about a man and his family who are doing just that, trying to change the world one giant tree at a time!

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