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    Climbing Arborist

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  1. Just as a bit of background, I've been climbing trees for 10 years and I have some limited experience in rope access and did have my IRATA level 1 but didn't really use it. I've also been a rock climber for 25 years. I've skimmed the posts above and I think they are all goog points but I'd like to mention a few things that differentiates arb from rope access (where 2 rope are usually used) that I dont think have been mentioned. I believe the whole system, from anchor points to ropes, in rope access should be set up by a level 3 IRATA guy who will have passed 3 different IRATA levels and have at least 3000 hours on rope experience. The level 3 is usually there to supervise the operation and effect a rescue while level 1 and 2 operatives do the work. At least that is the ideology, I'm sure it doesn't happen all the time. I don't think it's really practical to have a more experienced climber inspect the anchor point in a tree and be around just in case while the 'less experienced' guy does the climbing. But more importantly, industrial rope access is usually a one dimensional process, sometimes two dimensional. The operative usually works from top to bottom (getting the stairs or lift to the top) but the motion is usually up and down with some limited left to right movement. If a large move to the left is required the rope (and anchor point) is usually moved. My point being it's a vertical process that is highly suited to having a working line in the middle and a backup to the left or the right. It's easy to set up, manage and maintain order. Where as in tree work we move up, down, left, right, forward and back. We duck over, under and through limbs and we twist and turn. It's a very 3D process and ropes can easily get tangled. This is obviously less suited to having a working line and a backup line next to each other. We also get into positions above and equal to the anchor point which would not happen in industrial rope access Unless carefully managed two ropes in a tree would quickly tangle and would contribute to operator fatigue. In the worst case, should an accident happen when the ropes are tangled a speedy decent via: a) ddrt - could result in rope on rope friction that could cause failure of either or both lines b) srt - could slow down a decent if the ropes are tangled below the point of the climber.
  2. Hi Guys We're after another body to join our team. Tickets an advantage. You will be full time employed, ppe provided. It's a great opportunity for someone keen and hardworking and someone looking to get into the industry. Based in wolverhampton, must have own transport. Email [email protected] with cv and cover email
  3. Hi folks We're looking for a contact climber who can help out on the odd day here and there. Got a few technical jobs and some other bits and pieces over the next few weeks. Drop me a line if you can help out. [email protected] Thanks
  4. As an expanding small family business we are looking to expand our team to meet our clients needs over the winter months. Position would suit self motivated person keen to learn and develop their arb skills and knowledge. We work to a high standard for all our customers and CS30, 31, 38 and 39 is required for climbing position. Would consider a groundsman willing to learn and get airborne. Send CV to [email protected] or call us on 01902 595859
  5. RAW Tree Care ltd are after a climber to help out with our work load. Must have CS30, 31 , 38 & 39, others are an advantage. We mainly serve domestic customers and work to a high standard and looking for someone with experience reducing and dismantling trees in a professional manner Position could suit someone looking for 3 to 5 days a week over the winter months either as a sub contractor or employee. We offer excellent rates of per pay according to experience, competency and method of employment. Long term work available for the right candidates. Apply via email to [email protected] included your up to date CV with your application
  6. Thats kind of what I was thinking, I was thinking the treatment was affecting the roots but I suppose you could get wind drift of sprayed treatments.
  7. Hi Guys Been looking at this Yew which is brown on one side (towards the house and lawn) He has the lawn treated annual and has done for some years. A professional company do this, not sure what they use. Nothing else has changed, no ground works nearby and browning seams to match the lawn area (branches over the borders are green). He has a dog, but don't think that is the problem here. Any ideas? Do you think irrigation may help?
  8. Been working on mine for a while now, what do you think? Wolverhampton's Tree Removal company of choice | R.A.W Tree Care Ltd
  9. Hi Guys Im looking for a groundsman or climber to help with our work over the summer. It should be for the duration of the summer and can be subcontract or employed. Send a CV and brief outline of experience to [email protected] Thanks Rich
  10. Thanks for the ideas guys. The trees are in the West Midlands, in a rear garden so do think it would be salt Had been reading the RHS website and it mentions Pestalotiopsis dieback. Anyone come across this? I had thought about drought/water logging. The other tree (same size and species) is doing much better and only 6ft away
  11. Hi Guys Been asked to look at two conifers, one looks healthy at a distance but some of the tips are brown. The other one is brown all over, not dead but not great. Client said she thinks it has happened suddenly, within two weeks. Was thinking cypress aphid but i thought that symptoms spread over the tree, not the whole tree at once? Anyone got any ideas? Thanks Rich
  12. Yes, looks like it's been pollarded a long time ago. There is a lot of Epicormic growth around the whole tree. It has a tpo so let's see what he says. Thanks again


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