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essentialARB covers all aspects of arboriculture. Each issue contains a lively mix of contractor features, machinery and arborist kit reviews, conference and show reports and all the latest industry news.

Published bi-monthly, essentialARB's content will appeal to anyone working in the business of caring for trees - arborists, tree surgeons, tree officers, consultants and ecologists.

You can take a look at some of the features in the latest issue of essentialARB below.

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essentialARB this month (Issue 65)...

Buyer's guide: Utility vehicles

ATVs and UTVs are designed to cope with a wide variety of terrain types, making them ideal for the forestry and arboriculture industries.

These vehicles have a multitude of uses in a woodland
or parkland setting – reasonable sized logs can be extracted with the right equipment; materials and equipment for planting, fencing, thinning and brashing can be transported easily; fuel wood can be moved to the roadside and other bits of kit ie for mowing and stump grinding can be transported...read more

Let's get climbing with Dave Vickers

In the last article we tried to improve the system for lowering a casualty who had climbed using a basal tieoff; to be fair, we ended up with a bit of
a monster(!) which worked but did look rather complicated.

This system consisted of the climbing line and the rescue system, both of which were tied at the base of the tree being climbed. This system would work but, other than looking rather complex, still suffers from
one major issue...read more

Chainsaw carving with Simon O'Rourke

Creator of nearly 2,000 sculptures, Simon’s private and public commissions encompass
animals, birds, mythical beasts and life-sized characters from fantasy, fiction and comics to historical and contemporary real-life heroes.

In the UK, the 2-metre ‘Giant Hand of Vyrnwy’, at the Lake Vyrnwy Estate in Powys, reaches skyward atop a 50-foot high storm-damaged Douglas fir stem on what was once the tallest tree in Wales...read more

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