The Bartlett Interview: A Woman’s Perspective from Sara

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 6/28/2018 to Climbing News
The Bartlett Interview: A Woman’s Perspective from Sara

We continue our interview series with a discussion with Sara, who provides a woman’s perspective on the tree climbing industry.


Bartlett:
So tell us who you are and how long you have been in the tree climbing industry:

Sara:

My name is Sara and I’ve been a tree trimmer officially since March of 2017. I started on the (IBEW Local 17) property in Nov, 2016.

Bartlett:
What do you like most about being in the tree industry?


Sara: 

I love being outside. I like the freedom and that everything is a challenge. It’s something you can’t study for. You have to go out and do it. It’s always working your brain; it’s not just manual labor or brute force.


I like that trees are all over the world and the service we provide is something that’s always going to be needed.


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Ground Protection: Plywood vs. Alturna Mats

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 6/28/2018 to Tree Climbing Safety
Ground Protection: Plywood vs. Alturna Mats

How many times have you wanted to start a job, but the day before it rains? Or what about those times when the frost just started leaving the ground and every single yard you try to work in is a sinkhole? Or lastly, the dread of working in the yard with the perfect landscaping that you don’t dare make one divot in the lawn? These are all situations that we, as tree company owners and employees, find ourselves in day in and day out! One of the best investments you can make when it comes to these problems is a bunch of Alturna Mats!


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Top 5 Questions that Homeowners Ask Us

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 6/28/2018 to Climbing News
Top 5 Questions that Homeowners Ask Us

We decided to have a little bit of fun with this next blog post by going through the top 5 questions that homeowners ask us! I’m sure you’ve been asked ALL of these questions many times when on the job, on the phone, or maybe even at the grocery store with your work shirt on! We are going to try to answer these top questions that homeowners ask us as professionally and knowledgeably as possible. Hopefully, you can take our answers and use them the next time these questions are posed to you.


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Further Adventures on Belle Isle: Jake Carufel of Canopy Climber Tree Care

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 6/25/2018 to Climbing News
Further Adventures on Belle Isle: Jake Carufel of Canopy Climber Tree Care

Last month we told you about the volunteer project we helped out with on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. This month we want to give you a breakdown of some of the cool tricks and techniques we used to get some of these big logs out of the canals and onto shore! We talked with Jake Carufel who used to work for Bartlett Arborist Supply, but now runs his own company, Canopy Climber Tree Care, out of Port Huron, Michigan. Jake is a Certified Arborist, as well as the 2016 Michigan Tree Climbing Champion, so it’s always fun to catch up and see what types of cool climbing tricks that he and other climbers are employing to get the job done! Jake wrote the following account that details what he used to suspend himself over the water and make the cuts without getting wet.


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