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The Essential Equipment for any Entry-Level Arborist

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Well written guide Landmark - I wish I had read something like this when starting up.
The advice I would give anyone starting up and signing up for their training courses is:
Choose a course provider that does not make you first buy all the equipment and tools they say are necessary for the course, before you even know what most of it is or what it does! and that's not even including course fees!
Choose a training provider that will loan you chainsaws, tools, climbing gear for the training, even if they charge more it's better than spending upwards of a £1000 just to buy the gear to do the course. Spend money on your gear later, when you have the experience to know what you actually want to spend your hard earned on and what you think will benefit you most for your everyday workload.

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Thanks for your feedback, @BrendanTreeFeller. Good advice – nothing like trying gear out to get a feel for what works for you. You’ll then feel more confident about splashing out a bit more on budget once you’re confident you’re putting your money into the right things.

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