Safety when climbing a tree is a must, so those who climb trees are also highly trained in this area. Arbolists are also sometimes called tree surgeons, since they not only have to remove dead branches and prune a tree when necessary, but also monitor the health of the trees under their care and recommend treatment. A tree climber, or tree pruner, specializes in climbing tall trees to access branches to remove them. As a tree climber, your duty is to use safety equipment and other tools to remove branches that often pose a threat to property.
You work under the supervision of an experienced arboriculture professional who can advise you on the best removal tactics. You should work with your team to remove dead or damaged branches without causing damage to you or the property below. Aerial rescue training can help aspiring tree-climbers prepare to handle dangerous situations safely. These training programs can educate participants on emergency preparedness, air rescue techniques, and interactions with emergency medical services.
Training professionals can ask participants to try many types of air rescues to better prepare them for various possible rescue scenarios. For example, your training may require you to climb a tree to recover an injured person, descend while bearing the weight of another person, and call emergency medical services to request an ambulance. The most common job of a professional tree climber is to work as an arborist or tree doctor. These boys and girls climb dangerous trees, making the world above our heads a little safer.
They are also credited with having done a great job to help care for our urban trees. Other tree climbing work includes tree house builders, zip-line construction, awning research assistants, as well as aerial rigging for film crews and photographers. If you love climbing, arborist work can take you back to a happy place as a child climbing from tree to tree. They always say that if you like what you do, you will never work a day in your life.
In the event of falls or other injuries, tree climbers can provide themselves and their team members with medical care. Arbolists can also work for colleges and universities, housing plants, country clubs, and other major companies that have areas of land that need maintenance or cleaning of dead trees. When most people hear about my work, they automatically think of the apple tree they climbed into in their backyard when they were kids. They often work with an aerial survey specialist who helps them climb trees and makes sure their ropes are secure and supportive.
Even if you've had some kind of climbing and tree trimming training, it's the kind of work where there are so many different aspects to learn about safety, machinery, techniques both on the ground and in the canopy, that everyone needs to learn through experience. Not a requirement, but any major company will seek to hire ISA-certified arborists because of the commitment, dedication and knowledge they show. The job of an arborist representative is to meet with the company's customers, whether residential or commercial, and listen to their tree care needs, or provide professional advice and present suggestions and, perhaps, tree care management plans. You will also learn the practical side of the industry, tree climbing techniques, the use of chainsaws and wood chippers, you can also learn a little about the business side of things and how to run your own company.
When I arrived at the tree climbing school, I saw people of all ages waiting to get on the rope and explore the canopy of a 150-year-old white oak tree called “Nimrod”. Tree climbers can work alone, with an experienced arboriculture professional, or within a team of tree climbers. International Society of Arborists (ISA) Offers Certified Tree Climber Specialist Certification. Rachel Brudzinski, from Phoenixville, competes in the Penn-Del Tree Climbing Competition, hosted by the Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the International Arboriculture Society at Victory Park in Royersford.
The three dozen competitors in the annual Penn-Del ISA tree climbing championship were all professional tree climbers. . .