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WesSpur Knowledge Base

The pages below were written for tree climbers who are looking for extra information to further their tree climbing skills. You will find WesSpur articles on tree equipment and tree climbing, product instructions, and tree climbing and equipment links. The information provided here is meant to aid in purchasing decisions, and not to replace proper training. If there is a tree climbing resource that you think we should host or link to from here, please contact us.

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Tree Climbing Gear Demo Videos

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.

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Tree Climbing, Rigging, & Rescue Training

  • WesSpur and Ascension Group NW Training Seminars - WesSpur produces training seminars on topics ranging from climbing and rigging techniques to safety and rope splicing. Visit our tree work training page to view upcoming seminars, register for a class, view instructor bios, or ask a question.
  • Niceguydave - Niceguydave is WesSpur's on staff certified arborist and Chief Instructor for Ascension Group. Dave has years of field experience and a passion for tree work which he puts to work in sourcing, testing, and developing tree gear for your business. If you have a technical question, Dave will get you an answer.
Tree Gear Brans

Tree Gear Manufacturer Catalogs & Profiles

Here you will find catalogs and profiles for some of the best manufacturers of tree climbing equipment.


Tree Climbing Web Links

  • Oregon Field Guide: Treeverse A fun watch featuring some great gear and excellent climbers making a very long traverse.
  • International Society of Arboriculture
    International organization providing training, resources, & certification for arborists.
  • ISA Chapters
    A list of the state and regional chapters of the ISA. Find your local ISA chapter here.
  • Tree Care Industry Association
    Association of professional tree care operations with tree climbing industry information and resources.
  • Tree Care
    Online job forum to connect tree climbers with tree companies. Post your job listing, resume, or browse the tree climbing job listings.
  • Animated Knots by Grog
    Animated knots by Grog is an amazing site which demonstrates how to tie knots for climbing, search & rescue, fishing, scouting, boating, & rope care. You can watch the knots being tied step by step before your eyes. A great resource for tree climbers and all rope workers.
  • National Arbor Day Foundation: 9 Things you Should Know About Trees
    Resource for the care of trees, how to make a pruning cut, tree care information, and store for trees.
  • Trees are Good Public Tree Information
    Information on tree care, tree climbing, and why arborists and proper tree care techniques are needed.
  • Arboricultural Association
    Association of tree climbers and tree care operatives in the U. K.
  • Arboriculture Article at Wikipedia
    Wikipedia is the online encyclopedia edited by its users. This means that the people writing the articles are those involved in the field. This brief article has links to many good sources of information.
  • Urban Forestry Article at Wikipedia
    Wikipedia is the online encyclopedia edited by its users. Yet More Information and links pertaining to the challenges, practice, and benefits of maintaining trees within cities.
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Arborist Forums

Several sites maintain forums for arborists to discuss techniques, tools, & trade stories. WesSpur is not responsible for the content of these sites, good or bad! Some of the better ones are:

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