The learning curve for aspiring Arborists can be very steep, which is why we've started including information sections in our catalogs to help you select the right gear for the job. We've reproduced those information pages below. You can also find our most popular videos from our YouTube channel, and a link to professional training for tree climbing and rigging.
To get a copy of the WesSpur Tree Equipment catalog, click here. You can also learn more about tree climbing, cutting, and care by reading any of the great tree industry books here or checking out the excellent Working Climber DVDs by Gerry Beranek.
A comparative look at the advantages and disadvantages of Stationary Rope Systems and Moving Rope Systems. Also includes an overview of the popular tree climbing gear and setups used for SRS.
Updated terminology: You may see Single Rope Technique (SRT) and Doubled Rope Technique (DdRT) used in some older publications or product descriptions. These are simply older terms which have been replaced by the more accurate SRS and MRS.
An introduction to tree rigging, with helpful information on when to utilize negative blocking, high anchors, and slide-lines/speed-lines.
Prior to climbing, pruning, or removing a tree, a visual assessment of the tree's condition must be completed- the basics for which you can learn here.
Tree work is hard on arborist gear, so regular equipment inspection is a crucial process. Here are some basic guidelines for getting the most out of your tree equipment and making sure it is in functional condition.
WesSpur's YouTube channel is your source for reviews, overviews, and guides to tree climbing gear. Check out the latest reviews and gear guides on our YouTube Channel here, or view our most popular tree climbing gear videos on this page.
The best way to learn practical tree climbing, rigging, & safety is in person. Nothing else comes close to being able to get hands-on, personalized instruction. WesSpur produces training seminars with Ascension Group on topics ranging from climbing and rigging techniques to safety and rope splicing. Visit our tree work training page to view upcoming seminars and register to reserve your spot.