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Become a good groundsman and in your spare time become a good climber when i started seemingly ages ago now, i used to climb in a local forest and got really good at limb walks and swings.  


But as the saying goes, start low and slow see if you have a local recreational tree climbing group near by.   

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Hi all just an update, I ended up going to get my Cs30/31/38 and landed a job at a fairly big tree place in the west Midlands, I've been working here for 6 months now and have just been promoted to second climber. Thank you all so much for the advice 👌🏻👍🏻🍻

On 01/08/2020 at 09:49, New guy99 said:

Hi all I'm 25 years old and changing my career from precision engineering to arboriculture, I've got my cs30/31 coming up next week and I've also got the option to go on my cs38 at the beginning of September as my ambition is to become a climber, I would like some tips and advice from professionals on what's the best way to start out and the best route to go about becoming a tree surgeon, I'm based in Warwickshire ???


On 01/08/2020 at 10:16, Khriss said:

Find knowledgeable small tree company and learn everything you can. Yr back and arms wont be up to it at first but persevere and dont work for Glendales. K


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Wow, we are about 3640 miles apart, and the advice here is almost word for word what I would give .  I started working for my Dad on weekends at about 14, then full time during the summers when I was 16. By 18 I was driving the chipper trucks with tow behind chippers. Also started climbing at 18.  Now I'm 65 and retired. But, if I have a side job to do, I have no trouble getting a climber. All the years starting as ground help, then working up to a rope man, then climbing, I know how to run ropes, and can watch the climber and know how he is going to rig things. I've gone full circle. My climbers say that it is a smooth day with me on the ropes. It's a good feeling when people trust you not to hurt them, and to know their trust is not misplaced.  Good advice, Joe

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