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Old 03-15-2014, 10:21 AM
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Best way to learn to climb?

I live in the northern Illinois region and been wanting to learn how to climb trees. Buying the rigging gear and whatever else needed wouldn't be a problem. I feel using the self teaching method is a risk on my end. How do I best go about this?
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:26 AM
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http://www.murphy4trees.com/advancedtreeclimbing.html
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:07 PM
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Haha, Daniel Murphy.


My suggestion would be to hang out on a tree forum like www.masterblasterhome.com or www.treebuzz.com. That's how I got my start in 03.
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The above a Two suggestions would be fine. You may also want to contact a local chapter of the ISA OR the TCIA. Either of which will steer you in the right direction. All the best.
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This should have happened back when you were a kid...
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:16 PM
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This should have happened back when you were a kid...
I meant with proper rigging equipment. It's not hard to learn the rest of dropping a tree, it's how to safely and properly utilize the equipment so you don't jeopardize your life.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:20 PM
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The above a Two suggestions would be fine. You may also want to contact a local chapter of the ISA OR the TCIA. Either of which will steer you in the right direction. All the best.
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I've looked on the TCIA website and will investigate further. Not seeing too much information for the northern Illinois region. I know Asplundh has a huge market around here and they know how to climb. It's all about finding the right people to network with I suppose.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:24 AM
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Here's a link to your local ISA chapter http://illinoisarborist.org/ check it out.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:33 PM
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Question here I do landscaping and tree removal but when I do trees I can't handle I hire my friend he is a cert aborest.

I just turned 42 am I to old to start learning how to climb trees and such. I can handle smaller trees.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:52 PM
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What's your question? My climber is 46.
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