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By Tom Dunlap Modern technology has come into tree climbing in the same way it has come into the rest of our lives. Arborists arrive on the jobsite driving vehicles with computer controlled fuel injection, carrying cell phones with them up in the trees and using space-age fibers in the ropes. The climbing systems used …

Growing up in the tree care business I never dreamed that I would end up on interesting projects that drifted so far from field work. One of such projects was working with my friends at STIHL on a music video for the The Band Perry this spring. The task? To fell some large trees on a logging camp …

ISA Announces Separation of Annual International Conference and International Tree Climbing Championship After careful consideration, the ISA Board approved a strategic plan to separate the ISA Annual International Conference and the International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC). A new event format will create greater opportunities for involving ISA chapters, associate organizations, and members, and also increase …

ITCC Rules The ITCC rules are reviewed annually by the Rules Committee. If changes are required to make the event safer, follow changes in industry standards, or create a more efficient method of event scoring, those changes are made during the review period which is generally held October through December. The most current version of …

Ohio Fall TCC – 2014 – Nick Markley Wins GJM Rev: 141216    1600 Nick Markley won Ohio’s Fall TCC on December 13, 2014 at Jeffery Park in Bexley, Ohio. Nick’s techniques, innovation & “vision-for-the-climb”, are improving by leaps between TCC’s.   In the Master’s, Nick used an innovative combination of 2 separate & independent SRT …

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