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.
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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.
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.
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.
Tree rigging is one of the most advanced areas of tree care. Correct rigging practices can enhance safety and efficiency on your next job.
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.
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.
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.
The ANSI standards for tree care are voluntary standards which outline the best practices for pruning, removal, maintenance, rigging, fertilization, safety & more. Recommended.
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.
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.