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Best way to learn to climb?

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by TruSomethingOrOther, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. TruSomethingOrOther

    TruSomethingOrOther LawnSite Member
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    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?
     
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. lumberjack1986

    lumberjack1986 LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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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.
    easy-lift guy
     
  5. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    This should have happened back when you were a kid...
     
  6. TruSomethingOrOther

    TruSomethingOrOther LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  7. TruSomethingOrOther

    TruSomethingOrOther LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  8. AmieW

    AmieW LawnSite Member
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  9. Jamie James

    Jamie James LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  10. lumberjack1986

    lumberjack1986 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 287

    What's your question? My climber is 46.
     

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