Learning the Ropes: Part I

Learning the Ropes: Part I     As a climbing Arborist, one of my most frequently asked questions is, "How do you get up into the tree?" Well, take a seat and let me tell you a tale. Ever since the caveman climbed trees to get at the high-hanging fruit, tree climbing is the quintessential part of urban forestry. We have gone from climbing on hanging vines Tarzan-style to using high tech synthetic rope. Some ropes such as the Armor Prus have Kevlar cores! The traditional Double Rope Technique (DdRT) has been the go-to method for the last 100 years here...

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