The Gear You Can't Live Without!

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 9/18/2019 to Tree Climbing Gear
The Gear You Can't Live Without!
What is the one piece of gear you wouldn't want to climb without?

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Good Rigging Control System

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 8/27/2019 to Tree Climbing Gear
Good Rigging Control System
The importance of a Good Rigging Control System, or GRCS.

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An Interview with "ArborJet Joe" Aiken

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 7/23/2019 to Tree Climbing Gear
An Interview with
An Interview with "Arborjet Joe" Aiken

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Easily Open Your Climbing Carabiner with These Tips

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 2/19/2019 to Tree Climbing Gear
Easily Open Your Climbing Carabiner with These Tips
Watch this video to see how to easily open a climbing carabiner with one hand!

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Video Guides for Climbs, Aborists, Workers and All

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 2/19/2019 to Tree Climbing Gear
Video Guides for Climbs, Aborists, Workers and All
We wanted to put a bunch of the new videos in one place so that you could easily click through them to learn a bunch!

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Leveraging Mechanical Advantage to Pull Over Trees

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 1/17/2019 to Tree Climbing Gear
Leveraging Mechanical Advantage to Pull Over Trees
Using pulleys to create additional mechanical advantage helps add as much pull as possible, and is a great way to get those big flops and drop jobs on the ground! Let’s take a look at some easy ways to create a mechanical advantage!

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Properly Caring For Your Climbing Equipment

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 1/17/2019 to Tree Climbing Gear
Properly Caring For Your Climbing Equipment
How careful are you with your tree climbing equipment?

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Introducing the Incredibly Versatile Akimbo Climbing Device

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 12/27/2018 to Tree Climbing Gear
Introducing the Incredibly Versatile Akimbo Climbing Device
The newest climbing tool with solutions for many types of climbers.

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Technology for Trees--Tracking, Treating, and Tabulating!

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 11/27/2018 to Tree Climbing Gear
Technology for Trees--Tracking, Treating, and Tabulating!
Here is a list of some techy websites and apps that we think are really making it easy to learn, become more efficient, as well as track what you are doing with trees!

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Beat the Winter Chill: Cold Weather Gear Ideas

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 10/24/2018 to Tree Climbing Gear
Beat the Winter Chill: Cold Weather Gear Ideas
With the right protection, you can stand the cold and keep operations running smoothly and warmly.

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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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The NEW treeMOTION

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 8/28/2018 to Tree Climbing Gear
The NEW treeMOTION

For those of you that have been using a Tree Motion harness since it was originally released, you know exactly how awesome this harness is! The Tree Motion (TM) was designed with the movement of the climber in mind and combines things like a wide back pad for comfort and a longer rope bridge that is attached between the legs and hips, creating an amazing amount of movement, all in a neat package!


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Some Love for Our Under-Appreciated Gear

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 7/25/2018 to Tree Climbing Gear
Some Love for Our Under-Appreciated Gear

Have you ever thought about all the gear that you use on a daily basis? Have you thought about the harness that you put on everyday or the biners that get beat up at the bottom of your gear bag? How about some of the stuff that is your “go to” gear that is surely getting used and, more than likely, slightly abused day-after-day? We want to give a huge shout out to all that under-appreciated gear that keeps holding tons of weight or makes your day easier without you ever giving it a second thought. Here’s to you, lowly, under-appreciated gear!


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The Spiderjack Helps You Fluidly Move Through Trees

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 5/31/2018 to Tree Climbing Gear

Does anyone remember back a few years when a little video came out on Youtube called Spiderjackery? The video showed a climber in Australia doing a mock work climb in a giant Eucalyptus tree. The greatest thing about this video was how fluidly the climber moved throughout the tree and how flawless his climbing was. Every swing was spot on and every landing on the limb was as smooth as butter! Let’s take a look at the video and break down some cool bits of what was going on!


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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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