10 Things To Try this Summer Involving Trees

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 8/27/2019 to Climbing News
10 Things To Try this Summer Involving Trees
Can't get enough of trees? Incorporate your love for trees into your end-of-summer plans with these nature-inspired activities.

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My Experience Climbing Sequoia Trees

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 5/22/2019 to Climbing News
My Experience Climbing Sequoia Trees
A look back on the time me and some fellow climbers tripped to California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains to climb some of the largest trees on earth.

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A Climber's Thoughts on the Bartlett Open House

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 5/1/2019 to Climbing News
A Climber's Thoughts on the Bartlett Open House
There are resources available online and great books which I did spend some time with, but nothing is like the real thing--learning from professionals in your own field and being able to watch their techniques in person. That’s why I have been attending the Bartlett Open House every year since they started holding them five years ago.

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Improving Tree Health in an Urban Landscape

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 11/27/2018 to Climbing News
Improving Tree Health in an Urban Landscape
Let’s talk about a couple ways to help make soil a bit healthier for your tree!

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The Competition and Camaraderie of Tree Jam Camp

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 9/21/2018 to Climbing News
The Competition and Camaraderie of Tree Jam Camp

Another year, another Tree Jam Camp!! As someone who has attended it from its inception it’s been awesome to watch the transition from a one day competition in a small Port Huron Park to a three day event at a beautiful beachside camp. What started as a fun and low key competition has gradually morphed over the years into a low key tree family reunion. Yes, it’s still a competition of sorts, but that’s not the main purpose. The main purpose of Tree Jam Camp always has been and always will be camaraderie.


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Climbing Comp Tips that Will Help Maximize Your Score

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 9/21/2018 to Tree Climbing Gear
Climbing Comp Tips that Will Help Maximize Your Score

I know we’ve talked about tree climbing comps many times in the past so for those of you that don’t like them, we’re sorry, but for those of you that love them as we do, hopefully, you can pull some useful climbing comp tips out of this blog for your next competition! Tree climbing comps are a great time to meet new climbers, as well as meet up with old friends that you’ve met over the years. On top of that, they are a great way to refine some of the skills that you’ve been using at work to make your days a bit more efficient and maybe improve upon some of the things you do, like ascending faster!


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5 Steps for Starting Up Your Own Tree Service

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 8/28/2018 to Climbing News
5 Steps for Starting Up Your Own Tree Service

If you’ve ever watched an established tree company work, you might assume it started out exactly the same way you are seeing it today: established. That probably couldn’t be further from the truth. The amount of times I’ve heard an owner of a tree service say he or she started with nothing more than a pick-up truck and a saw has happened more times than I can remember.


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The Importance of Caring for Your Boots

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 7/25/2018 to Climbing News
The Importance of Caring for Your Boots

If you read our other blog post about some of the most under-appreciated gear that we use daily, then you know how much boots take a beating without a second thought. Our boots help keep our feet warm in the winter and keep our feet dry through the wet spring, and all we do is keep walking them through mud and whatever else nasty we come across daily! On top of that we wedge them into crotches that pull and prod at their soles, trying to tear them from the very foot bed that makes them comfortable! We figured if we were going to beat on the boots all day long, then we should write a blog post on caring for your boots as well!


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5 Vacations In the USA for the Tree Lover

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 7/25/2018 to Climbing News
5 Vacations In the USA for the Tree Lover

If you’re looking for a vacation that also serves as a tree lover destination you can pull into this park and be in instant and unmatched awe! Sequoia National Park is full of simply breathtaking, unbelievable trees that reach to the sky at heights most of us have never seen before!


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4 Easy Ways to Make Additional Income with Your Scrap Wood

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 7/25/2018 to Climbing News
4 Easy Ways to Make Additional Income with Your Scrap Wood

As you probably already know, being in the Tree Industry is high risk, but high reward. It’s actually rated the #1 most dangerous job in the USA. It can also be costly to start up and maintain, but again, the rewards are also high.


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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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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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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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Climbing Community Bands Together to Help Maintain Historic Belle Isle

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 5/31/2018 to Climbing News
Climbing Community Bands Together to Help Maintain Historic Belle Isle

Before Bartlett Arborist Supply moved to the country roads of Marlette Michigan, over 100 years ago the company started in a small home in Detroit – Michigan’s Motor City. But there’s more to Detroit than just cars, abandoned buildings, and the current uprise of the city center.
Belle Isle is a beautiful 982 acre island rich in nature, history, and community. You cross over the Detroit River by bridge, leaving the cement jungle and high rise buildings behind to find yourself traveling down a road that will bring you to beaches, boats, historic buildings, parks, even an aquarium, and an astounding Conservatory holding everything from 40 ft tall tropical plants, delicate cactuses, and a fern garden, to rare flowering plants and fruit trees.


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The Bartlett Interview: Dan Thornton

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 5/31/2018 to Tree Climbing Gear
The Bartlett Interview: Dan Thornton

So we did an interview with some climbers that we are friends with a couple weeks ago. We pretty much just asked them some basic questions to see how they felt about the industry, climbing gear, any tree climbing tips they may have, and what keeps them going every single day! Our first interview is with Dan Thornton, who, if any of you have been to MTCC (Michigan Tree Climbing Championships) you’ve probably met him or talked to him behind the tape of some of the events or threw a disc around after the comp in the parking lot. Dan has always been willing to come help out with volunteer projects and is a great worker that is starting to make a name for himself in the industry. We were super happy to meet up with him and get his thoughts on what he sees going on in the tree industry! So here we go!


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