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Tree Rigging Books

Tree rigging is one of the most advanced areas in tree care. Learning proper rigging techniques can enhance safety and efficiency on your next job, and open up new possibilities for dealing with complicated tree work.

TCIA Best Practices for Rigging in Arboriculture - 3rd Ed.


Updated and expanded for 2021! Rigging is a key element in most tree care operations, whether itís for removals, pruning or material handling on the ground. Basic to advanced concepts for rigging options using safe and efficient rigging in easy-to-follow steps. Includes: Rigging equipment lists, Managing rigging forces, Positive-rigging methods, Negative-rigging methods, Double-whip and double-block rigging Softcover, 144 pgs.

TCIA Best Practices for Crane Use

TCIA Best Practices for Crane Use


Combines technical info from professional crane operators and arborist who use cranes to cover fundamentals and go beyond the basics. Includes free green log weight chart. Spiral-bound, 50 pages.

Log Impact Force Calculator

Rigging Wheel

The Samson Log Impact Force Calculator (or "Rigging Wheel") is a handy tool for estimated peak loads on your Samson rigging lines in the field.

The Log Impact Force Calculator combines information from a Green Log Weight chart with the ratings for Samson Nystron or Stable Braid rope, and the length of lines in the system to help estimate peak force that will be applied in a negative-blocking situation. Operating the wheel is simple - on side A you use the wheel to find the mass for the piece of material being cut. On side B, the mass of the load found on side A is compared to a ratio of the legs of rope above and below the upper rigging block to get an estimate of the peak line tension the system will experience.

ISA Arborist Certification Guide

Arborists' Certification Study Guide 3rd Edition


A complete study guide developed for ISA Arborist Certification candidates. Chapters discuss significant arboriculutral topics with nearly 240 illustrations and photos. This guide provides a comprehensive reference for arborists of all levels. A helpful index, a glossary of arboriculutral terms, and a valuable list of additional resources ensure this study guide's unlimited usefulness as a foundation for all tree care professionals. Each chapter of the guide contains learning objectives, key terms for study, narrative with illustrations and photos, workbook section, challenge questions, sample exam questions, and suggested sources for supplementary information. Chapter topics include: Tree Biology, Tree Identification,Pruning, Tree Support and Protection Systems, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Tree Assessment and Risk Management, Rigging and Working in Trees, and more. Softcover, 222 pages, illustrations.

Technical Rescue Riggers Guide 3rd Ed


Updated 3rd edition!

The Technical Rescue Riggers Guide, Third Edition, is here! Over a year in the making, the new third edition is the completely updated version of original Technical Rescue Riggers Guide by Rick Lipke with technical contributions by Kirk Mauthner - This is the most important reference guide for modern rescue in decades. This great new pocket reference is absolutely the most comprehensive and complete rope rescue guide available today. It shows extremely safe, modern techniques, in 224 pages, with over 600 clear illustrations and photos, from basic knots and anchors, to highlines, helo rescues, and much more!

This is not an instructional text, but rather a quick pocket reference guide for personnel already trained and familiar with modern rope rescue.

Rigger's Bible

The Rigger's Bible


The Rigger's Bible is a general reference guide for riggers and crane operators. Although it was written with the construction industry in mind, the concepts and data it discusses are still pertinent to the tree service industry because of the similarity between the applications. Both tree and construction riggers commonly employ the use of cranes, mechanical advantage, and similar working loads in their rigging systems. Because the principles of physics it discusses are universal, this book is an excellent resource for anybody who does heavy rigging.
144 pages, hardcover, b&w illustrations.

Tree Climbing Educational Bundle #3

Tree Climbing Educational Bundle #3: Mega-Bundle


This bundle combines both climbing topics and cutting & rigging topics for a full spectrum view of tree work.

  • Tree Climber's Companion
  • Tree Climber's Guide
  • Working Climber DVD Series 1: Access & Movement Through the Tree
  • Working Climber Series Two: Cutting and Rigging in the Tree
  • Working Climber Series Three, Part 1: Felling the Tree
  • Working Climber Series Three, Part 2: Limbing and Bucking the Tree
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