Climbing Harnesses 101

Climbing harnesses are an integral and vital part of every climbing arborist’s daily work life; and though some tree folk may put a great deal of thought and energy into harness selection and purchase, a large number just go with whatever’s available or costs the least. While cost certainly has to be a component of …

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Tree Spotlight: Acer Rubrum

TRADE NAME: Red maple GENERAL DISTRIBUTION: One of the most widely distributed trees in eastern North America, its range extends from Newfoundland and Nova Scotia (Canada) west to southern Ontario (Canada), Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois; south through Hampton Roads, eastern Oklahoma and southern Hampton Roads; and east to southern Florida. Is a common dominant in …

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Climbing Systems

Modern-day arborists have a wide variety of systems available to get them up and about in canopies an almost overwhelming amount in comparison to the choice of spurs or rope of yesteryear. While this helps climbers select not only the system that works best with their particular skill set and preference, but also the requirements …

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Realistic Silk Trees

tree removal Realistic Silk Trees Silk tree ornaments are an emerging accessory in a home or office. They are as green and colorful as real trees minus the watering, trimming and care. They have become the replacements of plastic trees as home and office decorations. Silk trees come in various types resembling real trees like …

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Right-of-Way Work

Right-of-way clearing might seem less artistic and scientific than other aspects of tree work. After all, the shape, structure and health of the tree aren’t necessarily the primary concerns. The goal is usually to simply clear growth away from power lines, gas pipelines and other utilities, but there’s definitely an art and a science to …

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The Importance of Root Systems

Here’s the understatement of all understatements: tree roots are important to a tree’s capacity to survive. When one considers all of the benefits that tree branches and leaves provide (photosynthesis, carbon dioxide reduction, oxygen generation, aesthetic appeal, shade for outside activity, cooling for homes and buildings, etc.), none would be possible without a supporting root …

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