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

Innovations for tree care and tree climbing at A+A 2019

A+A in Düsseldorf is the world’s leading trade fair for safety and health at work. Numerous manufacturers in the tree care and tree climbing field are also presenting their innovations there. A good reason for Freeworker to take a look around the fair and at the latest innovations in rope climbing technology. » read more

ITCC 2019 – The top climbers are moving closer together

The best tree climbers in the world met in Knoxville in August. The International Tree Climbing Championship 2019 showed that the world’s top tree climbers are moving closer together. Small mistakes and carelessness are enough to miss the qualification for the Masters. Also the reigning champions of 2018 got it. The new world champions in tree climbing are nevertheless two well-known champions. » read more

Freeworker in mourning – On the death of Hubert Kowalewski

End of June we received the sad news that Hubert Kowalewski, mastermind of ART, has passed away. Many in the tree climbing community already knew that the revolutionist of tree climbing had been suffering from severe depression for a long time. The news of Hubert’s suicide causes Freeworker deep sorrow. For many years we have been closely connected with the tinkerer and inventor. » read more

European Tree Climbing Championship 2019 – Belgium rocks the ETCC on the island of Rügen

Europe’s best tree climbers met in the picturesque castle park of Putbus on Rügen for the European tree climbing championship. After two interesting and great days at ETCC 2019, the Belgian starters and a series winner triumphed. » read more