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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Advancing Your Career in Tree Service and Arboristry

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 7/22/2019 to Tree Climbing Safety
Advancing Your Career in Tree Service and Arboristry
No matter where we are in our career, we should always been pushing ourselves to achieve the next level. Learning new skills and gaining knowledge should feel like a constant cycle, because never can we know everything. Even in the arborist community- there’s so much to learn. There is always new gear being released, new techniques being discovered, and new certifications to earn. So where do you start?

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Getting the Most Out of Your Team and Career

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 7/8/2019 to Tree Climbing Safety
Getting the Most Out of Your Team and Career
How do you motivate your team to be their best? How about yourself? We have a few tips in mind.

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Be Prepared for Tree Work During Rainy Days

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 6/17/2019 to Tree Climbing Safety
Be Prepared for Tree Work During Rainy Days
Gear you need for working tree service in rainy weather.

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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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Making the Most of a New Hire’s First Days

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 5/22/2019 to Tree Climbing Safety
Making the Most of a New Hire’s First Days
Having just brought on some new hires, I figured it would be a good idea to talk about some of the things that we try to cover with each of them throughout their first couple days, as well as how to keep them motivated to keep learning and advancing themselves in their new career!

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Choosing Your Tie-In Point for Tree Climbing

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 5/1/2019 to Tree Climbing Safety
Choosing Your Tie-In Point for Tree Climbing
These are just a couple small things to think about when choosing a tie-in point for climbing trees.

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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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The Importance of the Pre-Job Safety Briefing

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 3/25/2019 to Tree Climbing Safety
The Importance of the Pre-Job Safety Briefing
The Importance of the Pre-Job Safety Briefing

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Tips for Performing a Successful Emergency Aerial Rescue

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 3/25/2019 to Tree Climbing Safety
Tips for Performing a Successful Emergency Aerial Rescue
Tips for Performing a Successful Emergency Rescue For Tree Climbers and Arborists

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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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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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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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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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Is Hiring a Contract Climber a Good Idea For Your Company?

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 12/27/2018 to Tree Climbing Safety
Is Hiring a Contract Climber a Good Idea For Your Company?
Find out why tree care companies hire contract climbers for extra work.

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