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Is ‘Megatron’ the future of tree trimming?

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Arboriculture Training In Victoria

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Working w/Cranes: What You Need to Know

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Working w/Cranes: What You Need to Know   By Mark Chisholm Should we mention that it was taken from my presentation? This article is about what it takes to do crane work from the perspective of the person doing the rigging, making the cut, whether climbing or using a bucket truck, and the  crew working …

We kindly ask that you take time to review the incident(s) below and consider using it as a basis for, or incorporation into, a tailgate safety meeting. You may also consider posting the notice in your shop.   It is our hope that you will take some action with this notice as you deem appropriate …

OSHA Bans Body Belts & Lanyards in Buckets In its announcement of a Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Subpart D) final rule on November 18, OSHA put tree care employers on notice that conventional body belts and lanyards used for fall protection in aerial lifts would no longer be acceptable as of the effective …

Clean Consistent Citations We all know what citations are. The Yelps, the Home Advisors, the BBB’s. Over the the last year even, these have doubled in importance for Google ranking factors. In 2010 Google came out and said “Blogs are good, everyone should have a blog!”. And that’s indeed what we did.  But on second …

      Getting To Know Your First Responders We are all familiar with the OSHA and ANSI standards because we are responsible and compliant professionals. If we weren’t we probably wouldn’t be members of the MAC-ISA and therefore would not be reading this article. Let us be honest. Many of us have small businesses …

With the novel Fall Factor, I really wanted to tell three stories.  First, the trials and tribulations of family run businesses, especially tree businesses.  I grew up in arboriculture.  My father never owned a tree business, but working for one consumed his time through the 70’s and 80’s. His devotion to the care and study …

The right tree transforms a bland yard into one with character. But the wrong tree also makes a lasting impression, waving a red flag in front of the eyes of potential buyers. An unpruned tree is an eyesore, a diseased tree sends a message of neglect and a large tree too close to a house …

Most modern training steers the operator towards two-handed rather than one-handed chainsaw use at all times. However, in the real world this is not always desirable or even possible without a complete change in your plan of attack. The situation is further confused by the fact that top-handle saws lend themselves well to one-handed use …