Chainsaw protection shoes in tree care

Anyone working with chainsaws in tree care must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) – and this includes chainsaw protection shoes. But which chainsaw protection shoe is the right shoe for chainsaw work in tree care and what should you pay attention to when buying? » read more

Women’s ArbCamp 2019

Every year the Women’s ArbCamp brings together women from arboriculture from all over the world. The 4th WAC – Women’s ArbCamp – took place in Finland 23rd–25th of August 2019. 50 Women from three continents were represented: Asia, North America and Europe. Guest article by Boel Hammarstrand » read more

Tree bracing: materials, types, models, manufacturers

Tree bracing is part of modern tree care. Particularly in case of special tree locations in urban areas or unique natural monuments, the systems have their advantages compared to other tree care methods. These technical systems prevent trees from collapsing. Since the first tree bracing » read more

Climbing helmets: What has to be considered?

In tree climbing, in addition to the tree-sparing technique, the protection of the climber himself is of particular importance. Therefore, the equipment must meet certain requirements to ensure safety and physical integrity. This so-called personal protective equipment (PPE) also includes a suitable safety helmet. Which » read more

ITCC 2018: Kilpatrick for the third time

The International Tree Climbing Championship has been firmly in New Zealands hands for the last five years. Seven of the ten titles in both men’s and women’s competition went to the small country on the other side of the world. And also in 2018 the » read more

ITCC 2018: Freeworker supports the German Champions

Anika Hartramph and Tim Schröder won this year’s German Tree Climbing Championship. They are German Tree Climbing Champions 2018, automatically qualifying for the European Tree Climbing Championship (ETCC) near Paris (FR) and the International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC 2018) in Ohio (USA). Especially the trip » read more

Home advantage used – European Tree Climbing Championship 2018

Just before the award ceremony began at the European Tree Climbing Championship 2018, something unusual happened: raindrops fell to the ground for a short time. Previously, the weather in Thoiry, a few kilometres west of Paris, was dominated by heat that increased daily. On the » read more

Freeworker on the road: Petzl RopeTrip 2018

Six years ago, Petzl established the RopeTrip, an international event for rope access technicians. Meanwhile it is considered in the scene as an unofficial world championship. In addition to the competition, the worldwide professional exchange of knowledge and technology in rope climbing – similar to » read more