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The Evolution of the Arborist Climbing Harness
Harnesses are some of the most rapidly developing instruments in an arborist’s arsenal. Within the space of 20 years, there’s been a dramatic shift from gear that gets the job done, to specialist feature focused harnesses that excel on an ergonomic and functional level.Read More
Posted By Paul George on Thursday, 15th March 2018
A Guide to Basic Tree Climbing Knots, pt.2
A sound knowledge of knots is something that you as an arborist are going to draw on time and again throughout your career. Whether it is to work safely at heights, ensure a safe descent or to attach one item of equipment to another, knots are indispensable to an arborist’s role.Read More
Posted By Paul George on Wednesday, 21st February 2018
How to Protect Your Arborist Equipment Through Winter
As Arborists, we work throughout the year regardless of the season or weather condition. Although by choice we’d order mild and dry weather all year round, the cold and wet months are unavoidable and winter always brings its own set of issues to navigate.Read More
Posted By Paul George on Sunday, 18th February 2018
How to Become an Arborist
Working in a job that you’re passionate about has a significant impact on your quality of life. The challenge can be finding a profession that is less of a job, and more of a calling. A typical 9-5, sitting in front of a computer all day in an incandescent-lit office, certainly isn’t for everyone.Read More
Posted By Paul George on Wednesday, 10th January 2018
The Ethics of Tree Removal
Tree removal has sometimes drawn an ambiguous line on ethics. In light of events in Sheffield, that is highlighted more than ever.Read More
Posted By Paul George on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018
The Essential Equipment for any Entry-Level Arborist
Setting yourself up as an Arborist can often be a costly process. Before you can get yourself up a tree, you’ll need to get kitted out with a range of industry-specific equipment. And with the wide range of arborist equipment on the market, it can be hard to know where to begin.Read More
Posted in Product Reviews By Paul George on Wednesday, 6th December 2017
A Guide to Buying a New Arborist Climbing Harness

Your harness is one of the most integral and vital parts of your daily work kit. A harness provides you with safety, security and facilitates the performance of many important functions within your daily job role.

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Posted By Paul George on Tuesday, 31st October 2017
A Guide to Basic Tree Climbing Knots, pt. 1

The rope is an essential item of gear for all arborists, the central mechanism used in climbing, rigging, rappelling and a multitude of other aspects within the realm of arboriculture. No other profession ties knots as frequently and with such variety as those who work in the trees.

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Posted By Paul George on Friday, 20th October 2017
A Guide to Rope Throwing and Throwlines
Welcome to the world of rope throwing and throwlines. In this article we’re going to look at the tools and the techniques used by arborists, allowing them to install a rope high in the tree without even having to leave the ground.Read More
Posted By Paul George on Thursday, 29th June 2017
Women's Work: The Challenges Facing Female Arborists

Historically arboriculture has primarily been a field of study and work dominated by men. Like many careers that require a certain amount of physical exertion, strength and risk, a cultural gender bias has, albeit not directly, excluded women from joining the ranks. More recently, following the larger social trend towards equality, attitudes towards female arborists within the arboriculture and forestry industries are changing, and more women are not only becoming arborists but excelling at it. 

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Posted By Paul George on Thursday, 8th June 2017

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