• July 1, 2024

    Climbing Essentials: Ascenders and Descenders for Arborists

    Tree climbing, whether for professional arborist work or recreational purposes, requires specialized equipment to ensure safety and efficiency. This guide explores essential tools for both ascending and descending in tree climbing, focusing on mechanical devices that enhance traditional climbing techniques. [...]

  • June 1, 2024

    Arborist Ropes 101: A Guide for Tree Climbers

    When it comes to climbing trees, using the right rope is essential for safety and efficiency. Unlike ropes intended for rock climbing or caving, arborist ropes are specifically designed to meet the unique demands of tree climbing. At Western Tree [...]

  • May 1, 2024

    Essential Tree Climbing Gear: Arborist Ropes

    Whether you are a certified arborist or hobbyist tree climber, it's crucial to use specialized arborist ropes for tree climbing, not ropes designed for rock climbing or caving. Rock climbing ropes, known for their elasticity to absorb falls, and [...]

  • April 1, 2024

    A Product Guide for New Arborists From Western Tree Equipment & Repairs

    Embarking on a career as an arborist is not only about embracing a passion for trees and the outdoors but also ensuring that you are adequately prepared with the right equipment for the job. Safety, efficiency, and precision are [...]

  • March 1, 2024

    So You Want to Be an Arborist? Here’s What You Need to Know

    If you're passionate about trees and want a career that revolves around taking care of them, becoming an arborist may be the perfect choice for you. Arborists are responsible for assessing tree health, diagnosing problems, and providing solutions. They also [...]

  • February 1, 2024

    Dynamic Rope Technique (DRT) vs. Static Rope Technique (SRT) for Arborists: Which Is Best for You?

    If you're an arborist, then you're likely familiar with the various rope access techniques available for tree climbing. In this blog post, we're going to explore the differences between two popular methods: the Dynamic Rope Technique (DRT) and the [...]

  • January 1, 2024

    Arborist Gear Inspection: Climbing Preventative Measures & Top Safety Tips

    When you're working high up in the trees, it's important to take all the necessary precautions to ensure your safety. That's why it's so important for arborists to do a gear inspection before they start climbing. In this blog [...]

  • December 1, 2023

    Resources: Tree Conservation

    Note: This article was originally posted HERE. Can you imagine a world without trees? There would be no shade, no trees full of birds singing wonderful songs, and nothing for kids to climb. Without trees, the world would be [...]

  • November 1, 2023

    Arborist: The Pros and Cons of a Career in Trees

    If you're looking for an outdoor career that is constantly changing and provides plenty of opportunity for growth, then becoming an arborist may be the perfect choice for you. Arborists are responsible for the health and care of trees, [...]