Emergency preparedness: What’s in your kit?

Betsy LongUncategorized

Being an arborist is a demanding and hazardous job. From climbing trees, using chainsaws or pole saws, to managing heavy equipment—having the right emergency kit on hand is essential for safety. In an emergency time is critical, and having a well-stocked kit can make all the difference. Here’s what every arborist needs in their emergency kit to stay safe and …

Arborist Tools of the Trade: Chainsaws

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The Guide to Chainsaws: What You Need to Know Chainsaws are powerful handheld tools for cutting, removing, and trimming trees, branches, and logs. Whether you are a professional logger, arborist, a landscaper, or a homeowner, understanding the different aspects of chainsaws can help you choose the right one for your needs and ensure safe and efficient operation. We will cover …

Climb with Confidence: Why Chainsaw-Resistant Footwear is Essential for Arborists

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For arborists, scaling trees is an everyday part of the job. But with this exhilarating freedom comes inherent risks, and chainsaw accidents are a major concern. That’s where chainsaw-resistant footwear steps in, offering a substantial layer of protection for those who work with these dangerous yet indispensable tools at height. A Shield Against Slips and Slashes: Imagine this: You’re mid-climb, …

The Crucial Role of Hydration

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Tree work, and especially tree work aloft—is challenging and a physically demanding profession. It requires arborists to ascend to great heights, navigating through branches, and handling heavy equipment. As these skilled professionals maneuver through the canopies, it’s easy to overlook a fundamental aspect of their well-being: hydration. We’ll dive into the importance of staying adequately hydrated while performing tree work …

Key Inspection Points on a Climbing Carabiner for Arborists

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Inspecting your carabiners regularly is crucial for climber safety, as these seemingly simple pieces of equipment bear the brunt of your weight and the forces encountered during a climb. Keep in mind: arborists should only be using Triple Action locking carabiners (meaning there are three actions needed to open the carabiner). With that in mind, here’s a comprehensive checklist of …