Climbing Saddles

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 5/15/2014 to Tree Climbing Gear
climbing saddles
Tree climbing saddles have made large improvements in the past ten years making the everyday arborist much more comfortable. By minimizing weight along with using more technical fabrics and materials, the saddles are far more advanced than their predecessors. Engineering and ergonomics have played a large part in the design of newer tree climbing saddles as well making for more streamlined designs. Click here to read more.

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Redwoods: Poached

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 5/9/2014 to Climbing News
Poaching Redwood Trees
What a nauseating site in one of the most breathtaking places on earth! Someone has been poaching the beautiful Redwood trees in California and selling the wood for thousands of dollars! CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO.

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2014 ZIGZAG by Petzl

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 5/2/2014 to Tree Climbing Gear
Petzl ZigZag
Since the recall of the ZIGZAG (reference D22) in April 2013, Petzl has created a new and improved version. This 2014 version has been tested and field-proven in different countries (United States, England, Germany, Sweden, France). Click here for a complete summary of the changes this product has undergone.

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Tree Climbing Spikes

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 5/1/2014 to Tree Climbing Gear
Tree Climbing Spikes
Tree climbing spikes, gaffs, hooks, or climbers are just that, steel or aluminum spikes that attach to the climbers boots to aid in the movement throughout he tree. Many different methods exist for entering and moving through a tree. Trees destined for removal are "almost always" dismantled with the climber wearing spikes.

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