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 …

Climbing Spike Safety: A Step-by-Step Guide for Arborists

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  Climbing spikes are essential tools for arborists, providing access to tree canopies for maintenance or removal. However, it’s crucial to use them responsibly to ensure both the climber’s safety and the health of the tree. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the proper usage, maintenance, and storage of climbing spikes. 1. Assessing the Need Climbing spikes should only …

Giving Thanks: A Season of Gratitude at NATS

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As we enter the season of Thanksgiving, the NATS team is filled with gratitude for all the individuals and organizations that have been an integral part of our journey. We want to take a moment to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who have contributed to our mission of promoting safety in the industry. Our Valued Clients We want …

Maintaining Your Chainsaw: Air and Fuel Filter Care for Peak Performance

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Chainsaws need air and fuel to run properly. Some very quick and easy basic maintenance can go a long way to keeping your saw running in tip top condition.   The air filter should be cleaned after every day of work, which is around 4 or more tanks of gas through the saw. The air filter is usually located under the …