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Tree Climbing Books

If you are looking for a book on the subject of tree climbing equipment, tree pruning, or trees in general, you should find one here. We have compiled a good selection of the best books on arborist work and tree climbing to help beginners and experienced climbers alike. The Tree Climbers companion is one of our best-sellers. It is a handy field guide that introduces arborist equipment, tree climbing techniques using ropes, ascenders, or spurs, and the basic how-to's of climbing a tree. The Fundamentals of General Tree Work is another best seller with lots of detail on felling large trees, spur climbing, and the practical side of lowering and removing heavy wood. We also carry ISA study guides for the Arborist Certification Exam, and the Tree Climber’s Guide.

The Tree Climber’s Companion, 2nd Ed.

English
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Spanish
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Bestselling pocket reference covers tree climbing techniques, equipment selection & use, and provides instruction on basic methods of entering the tree, working safely, and getting back down. A great guide for beginners who want to get started with the safest and most modern equipment and techniques, or old-timers looking to learn some new tricks. This guide is one of the best sources for learning about the equipment featured in this catalog. Great for use as a training manual for new recruits. Spanish language version also available. Softcover, 104 pages, B&W illustrations.

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The Tree Climbers' Guide, 3rd Ed.

English
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Spanish
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Written specifically for tree climbers, this publication can be used as a basic text for the tree climber, as well as a study guide for the ISA-Certified Tree Worker Program. This guide contains more than 200 color illustrations. Each chapter includes a list of important terms and concludes with a workbook section. This book was written from the perspective of what the climber needs to know in order to climb and perform aerial tree work safely.>

Chapters include: Tree Health and Sciences, Safety, Ropes and Knots, Climbing, Pruning, Rigging, Removal, and Cabling. Appendices with answers to the workbook questions, a glossary, and additional references also are included. Spiral-bound, 172 pages, color illustrations.

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ISA Arborist Certification Guide

Arborists' Certification Study Guide 3rd Edition

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A complete study guide developed for ISA Arborist Certification candidates. Chapters discuss significant arboriculutral topics with nearly 240 illustrations and photos. This guide provides a comprehensive reference for arborists of all levels. A helpful index, a glossary of arboriculutral terms, and a valuable list of additional resources ensure this study guide's unlimited usefulness as a foundation for all tree care professionals. Each chapter of the guide contains learning objectives, key terms for study, narrative with illustrations and photos, workbook section, challenge questions, sample exam questions, and suggested sources for supplementary information. Chapter topics include: Tree Biology, Tree Identification,Pruning, Tree Support and Protection Systems, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Tree Assessment and Risk Management, Climbing and Working in Trees, and more. Softcover, 222 pages, illustrations.

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Arborist Certification Guide CD, 2010 Edition

Arborist Certification Guide CD, 2010 Edition

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Complete reading of text on 11 audio CDs applies focus to study sessions and reinforces concepts discussed in the text. Includes workbook questions at the end of each chapter. This is intended as a supplement to the printed guide, and not recommended for exam preparation without printed version. 16 chapters on 16 CDs, 60 minutes each.

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TCIA Best Practices for SRT

TCIA Best Practices for SRT

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Combining technical knowledge and industry standards, this guide covers new equipment and techniques for incorporating single rope technique in arborist work. Spiral-bound, 110 pages.

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On Rope

On Rope

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The guide to vertical rope work. Easy to read precise descriptions on use of ascenders, descenders, shunts, knots, and harnesses for arborists, cavers, search and rescue, fire fighters, mountaineers, window cleaners, rock climbers, military personnel - - anyone and everyone who needs to know all about rope and it's uses.
380 pages, hardcover, b&w illustrations.

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On Rope

Recreational Tree Climbing: A Newcomer's Guide

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60 page pamphlet on recreational tree climbing by author Dick Flowers. Covers the equipment, knots, and climbing techniques needed to climb trees for fun. Designed to give people who are thinking of starting to climb recreationally the info they need to have a safe, fun adventure in the tree tops.
60 pages, pamphlet, b&w illustrations.

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Fundamentals of General Tree Work by G.F. Beranek

Fundamentals of General Tree Work

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Beranek's immense 460 page classic deals with all aspects of serious tree work, plus provides a glossary of tree-terms and advice on choosing gear. Written during the big timber days in California, this book still has great info on cutting, felling, & dealing with large tree removals. Makes a great set with the Tree Climber’s Companion for a full spectrum view of all kinds of climbing and tree work. Bestseller!
460 pages, softbound, b&w illustrations & photos.

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Tree Climbing Book

High Angle Rescue Techniques

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Textbook style resource covers the latest safety and rescue operations at heights. Compliant with OSHA, NFPA, and ANSI standards. Suitable for training fire, military, police, and volunteer rescue personnel. 404 pages, soft cover, color photos and illustrations, plus pocket field guide of essential points.

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Tree Climbing Educational Bundle #1

Tree Climbing Educational Bundle #1: Climbing

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Get a leg up on your training and save money with these bundle deals on the best DVDs and books about tree work.

    Contains:
  • Tree Climber's Companion
  • Tree Climber's Guide
  • Working Climber DVD Series 1: Access & Movement Through the Tree

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Tree Climbing Educational Bundle #2

Tree Climbing Educational Bundle #2: Cutting & Rigging

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This bundle focuses on cutting both on the ground and in the tree, and rigging operations.

    Contains:
  • Working Climber Series Two: Cutting and Rigging in the Tree
  • Working Climber Series Three, Part 1: Felling the Tree
  • Working Climber Series Three, Part 2: Limbing and Bucking the Tree

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Tree Climbing Educational Bundle #3

Tree Climbing Educational Bundle #3: Mega-Bundle

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This bundle combines both climbing topics and cutting & rigging topics for a full spectrum view of tree work.

    Contains:
  • Tree Climber's Companion
  • Tree Climber's Guide
  • Working Climber DVD Series 1: Access & Movement Through the Tree
  • Working Climber Series Two: Cutting and Rigging in the Tree
  • Working Climber Series Three, Part 1: Felling the Tree
  • Working Climber Series Three, Part 2: Limbing and Bucking the Tree

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Coast Redwood: Tree of Dreams and Fortune

Coast Redwood: Tree of Dreams and Fortune

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This new hardback from Jerry Beranek is packed with photos, tales, and info about the incredible Redwoods of the California Coast. This book is a remarkable photo-essay on the Coast Redwood, covering the largest and most incredible Redwoods, as well as details on the life cycle, appearance, and resiliency of these trees.

284 pages, hardcover, color photographs on every page.

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High Climbers and Timber Fallers

High Climbers and Timber Fallers

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Jerry Beranek's book preserves the history of the hardworking folks who made the West what it is today, and chronicles the change from old growth logging to second growth management. Lots of these jobs are incredible and have to be seen to be believed. This book is packed with stories, photos, and history from the last 30 years. A great read, with many full-page (9”x12”) photos.
303 pages, hardcover, color photos.

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