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Discussion in 'Arborists & Tree Work' started by Dasmoose, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Dasmoose

    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

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    As the subject states I'm trying to strengthen my skills and get a bit more under my belt. I am pretty cautious when it comes to doing stuff that'll get me killed or put me off work for more than a day. We have all seen the old timey videos of the guys humping up a stick with spikes and a rope but I'd prefer to at least get started with some sort of fall protection. That being said does anyone have a good source for material reading wise? Videos can only go so far and most of these guys have their heads so far up a tree crotch you can only see spikes...
     
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    czar800 Living a dream!

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    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

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    Thanks!
     
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    You're welcome, Most of the companies that sell climbing gear have videos also.

    http://wesspur.com/
     
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    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

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    Yeah it's just hard to know what's good and what works for beginning
     
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    Treestuff may have some literature, as well.
     
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    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

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    Think I saw a books section on there or baileys
     
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    Knots at work is also a great book to have. Its also available at treestuff.
     
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    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

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    Gonna have to get on there and peruse the book section
     
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    Climbing arborist on Vimeo helped me out a ton when I was just getting started.


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    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

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    I'd love to shadow and arborist or get trained but between working every day and weekends I have no time lol
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Have you googled climbing schools? I found one in my area that does weekend classes. But its climbing only no cutting. But hey its a start.
     
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    Dasmoose Well-Known OPE Member

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    Not really. There's a community college nearby with a arborist course but its pretty much "this is a tree, this is what kind of tree it is thank you for 3500$" unfortunately
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Lame. I'll have to find the link to it again but this school was like trying to relive some childhood stuff but safely.
     
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    lol building tree forts and stuff?
     
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    The fact that they have a disclaimer saying not to wear a skirt makes me think this is a pretty engineered operation like a zip line or something
     
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