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A Guide to Rigging Equipment
Whether it’s as simple as preventing damage to nearby shrubs by falling branches or as hazardous as pruning trees close to overhead powerlines, safety conforming lowering equipment is vital to professional arborists and tree surgeons.Read More
Posted By Paul George on Wednesday, 27th June 2018
A Guide to First Aid for Arborists
While it’s always best to avoid the need for first aid by preventing accidents in the first place, working as an arborist comes with inherent risks.Read More
Posted By Paul George on Wednesday, 27th June 2018
Accidents In The Arb Industry
Working outdoors, especially when dealing with dangerous equipment and a hazardous environment, requires careful attention to detail. This is especially true for forestry and arboriculture—both high-risk industries that involve aerial work and the use of machines like chainsaws and chippers.Read More
Posted By Paul George on Thursday, 3rd May 2018
A Buyer's Guide to the Best Workwear Gloves

Workwear gloves are an essential element of a tree worker’s personal protective equipment and getting the right glove for the job is important, but not always easy - especially if buying online. In this guide, I want to look at some of the options out there when picking the perfect pair of workwear gloves.

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Posted By Paul George on Thursday, 3rd May 2018
The Essential Gear Guide for Basic Rigging for Arborists
Tree rigging, for those not already familiar with this term, is the method by which we dismantle and lower branches and trunk sections of trees. Ranging from wholesale felling, to awkwardly shaped branches and tight drop zones requiring highly controlled movement, rigging can be one of the most complex operations an Arborist can perform.Read More
Posted By Paul George on Sunday, 8th April 2018
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

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