Top-down tree work

It might be hard to see from the image (taken with a phone camera) but the crew here are pruning and removing trees by climbing off a 200m wire cable on an aerial zipline course.

Have to say it’s the easiest way into the trees I’ve yet found…

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Vermeer ArborSeries 2019

Back on the road again, with the annual Vermeer Arbor Seminar Series. The topic of this year’s Arbor Series is SRT: Stationary Rope Technique.

The seminars are taking place in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, throughout August. I’ll be joined by guest presenters Henk Morgans, Rebecca Barnes, Sam Hardingham and William Mittins.

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Minimum Industry Standards

Arboriculture Australia Ltd., in conjunction with state and national industry bodies, have recently released the first in the new Minimum Industry Standard series. These industry peer-reviewed documents describe the skills, knowledge and equipment with which competent practitioners should be familiar. Please visit the Arboriculture Australia website for more details. The MIS books are available from the Arboriculture Australia shop, from your local state or territory arb association or from your local tree work equipment retailer.

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