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olyman

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ok--so a lot of you have been climbing with ropes for while. I personally have never needed to as i just cut whole trees for firewood. Now things are changing--at age 55? Soooooo---anyone can tell me of some good read on the subject? As have people now asking me to trim dead out of their trees. And want some trim work done---as i said to Butch--ive always used spikes, and ladder----
 

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Then read Jerry's book, "The Fundamentals Of General Tree Work."

Trimming is way different than TDing.
 
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The "Tree Climber guide" by Sharon Lily of the ISA is another good one.

The latest edition has some great colored illustrations.
 

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Tree Climbers Companion for sure. Ya Know... after 20 years of climbing I learned things from that book. Sure wish I had started knowing the techniques I know now.
 
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Tree Climbers Companion for sure. Ya Know... after 20 years of climbing I learned things from that book. Sure wish I had started knowing the techniques I know now.

:thumbup:

Amazing isnt it?

Ive read it cover to cover a dozen times....
and it seems whenever I do that I discover something I missed before.

I guess what Im saying is- I learn from it everytime I pick it up.
 
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olyman

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well--i be getting those then--as id rather not learn any bad habits---and ya--without ropes is how i do it now----no problems yet----
 

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no probs yet? thats good. but it only takes one to kill you, better safe than sorry if you have the chance to decide, no?
 
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