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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.

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essentialARB this month (Issue 68)...

Let's get climbing

In the last article we had a very brief look at canopy tie-offs when using an SRT system to access the canopy and, just to recap, one of the main advantages of using this system is that the load at the anchor point is equal to the weight of the climber (and equipment); unlike using the basal tieoff where it is effectively doubled.

One disadvantage though is the need to isolate the anchor point; and once isolated we need to secure the line around our branch...read more

Carving with an aim - Alice Buttress

Since 2005, Alice Buttress has demonstrated her chainsaw skills to the crowds that flock to the annual Carve Carrbridge competition.

Up till 2005, Alice had never used a chainsaw before – she only got involved because the organisers held a one-day workshop to help advertise the competition. Having moved to the village in 1991 Alice and her husband Jeff felt they would support the workshop and went along to help make up the numbers...read more

Edelrid Talon spikes

We asked CTS Forestry to put Edelrid's Talon climbing spikes to the test, Andy Fielding gives us his opinion.

I’m sure that I’m not the first one to say it, but my first impression, as I pull these spikes out of the box, is that they look a bit bulky. So, is all that bulk, when stapped to my legs, going to provide me with the comfort I need from a pair of spikes?...read more

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