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 …

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 …