Articles filtered by topic: Arborists

July/August 2023 – Vol. 25, Issue 4 Arborists’ equipment (PDF, 720.09 KB)
TreeSmiths was established in 2012 by brothers Ben and Sam Smith and runs a substantial aerial lift fleet. So how come it is the first company in Europe to purchase a 23 metre CMC 23i insulated spider lift and only the second in the world. Mark Darwin went to find out more.

July/August 2022 – Vol. 24, Issue 4 Arborists (PDF, 753.2 KB)
There are thousands of arborists around the world who regularly work with cranes without being suitably trained or qualified. C&A editor Mark Darwin talks to Andy Dowden of Afan Treescapes and Arborcraft Training in Port Talbot, South Wales about the current situation and a possible solution to be launched at the UK’s ‘ARB Show’ at the APF2022 exhibition in September.

June 2021 – Vol. 23, Issue 3 Arborists (PDF, 867.68 KB)
Will North reports on how access and load monitoring equipment can help arborists plan and perform their work safely, while Saul Chernos learns more about lifting and moving in the Canadian timber and logging industry.

October 2020 – Vol. 22, Issue 7 Access and lifting for arborists (PDF, 824.79 KB)
Given that the use of powered access and mobile cranes in the tree care industry has been growing rapidly over the past 10 years, we conducted a survey of those working at the hard end of the market to gather their thoughts and views on the use of powered access and cranes for tree work.

November 2019 – Vol. 21, Issue 8 Access and lifting for arborists (PDF, 779.27 KB)
Working with trees is probably one of most dangerous occupations in the world, combining a lethal mixture of working at height, powerful cutting equipment and the unknown nature of individual trees. An increasing number of arborists are using aerial work platforms and mobile cranes to carry out tree work - we take a look as some of the reasons and some of the equipment.