OK ok, so I know we'll get some guys that say, "what are you tied off for, isn't that a shrub you're trimming?" har de har funny stuff. We do come across some taller trees here in Texas, and people want to hire the few that are qualified to work in them. But seriously, has anyone found any training in south of Missouri for serious tree guys? I was about to go to Vermont for a tree felling course, but found one in Missouri, so I'm headed there next month. As far as serious climbing techniques, it looks like Calgary, Alberta is the place to go. Has anyone found anything closer to Texas? So far, I've had some courses at rock climbing places to learn the importance of knots and basic rope work, but other than that we're climbing on... shhhhh, youtube knowledge! Hey that has been VERY useful in our learning!