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Tree Climbing Books, Videos, & Training

Training to climb trees and do arboricultural work can be hard to come by. WesSpur offers the best instructional books and videos we can find, such as the Tree Climber’s Companion and the ArborMaster® training videos produced by the ISA.

Video overview of Tree Climbing, Rigging, and Care Books & DVDs

These videos from Niceguydave give an excellent overview of the books and videos available:

Tree Climbing Books
Tree Climbing Books

These books include titles on climbing, pruning, felling, and gear, such as Fundamentals of General Tree Work, Tree Climbers' Companion, Arborist Certification Study Guide, and many more.

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Tree Pruning Books
Tree Pruning Books

These books books are great resources to increase your knowledge of tree systems. Titles include Dr. Alex Shigo's New Tree Biology, Tree Pruning Basics, Tree Basics, Tree Identification Guides, and more.

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Tree Felling Books
Tree Felling Books

Here you will find books and training materials on the topic of the tree felling, urban timber harvesting, and other urban forestry issues, such as evaluating tree defects and hazards.

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Tree Rigging Books
Tree Rigging Books

Tree rigging is one of the most advanced areas of tree care. Correct rigging practices can enhance safety and efficiency on your next job.

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Rope Splicing Books
Rope, Splicing, and Knots

These books offer essential training and great insight into rope-related tasks. Titles include: The Morrow Guide to Knots, Basic Braided Splices, The Rigger's Bible, plus many more.

Rope, splicing, & knot books

Tree Books by Alex Shigo
Books by Dr. Alex Shigo

Dr. Alex Shigo wrote some of the most in-depth and ground-breaking books on tree health, tree care, and pruning techniques. His contributions include a New Tree Biology, photo pruning guides, and more.

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Arobmaster Training DVDs
Tree Climbing DVDs

We stock the ArborMaster® Training courses on DVD as well as other Tree Climbing video resources. These video training courses are one of the best ways to train employees or learn new skills.

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ANSI Standards for Tree Care
ANSI Standards & BMP

The ANSI standards for tree care are voluntary standards which outline the best practices for pruning, removal, maintenance, rigging, fertilization, safety & more. Recommended.

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ISA CEUS and Training
ISA Publications & CEUs

The International Society of Arboriculture produces Continuing Education materials and CD Rooms which can be used to earn continuing education credits for maintaining arborist certification.

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TCIA Best Practices Manual Cover
TCIA Publications

The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) publishes best practices manuals covering all aspects of tree gear, as well as materials for achieving TCIA certifications. Member pricing available.

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Arb Climber Magazine
Arb Climber Magazine

This UK magazine has gear reviews, technique tips, testing results, and many more thoughtful articles. Arb Climber is a great way to stay up to date with new tools and techniques.

Arb Climber Magazine



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