MARK BRIDGE, TREEMAGINEERS and NORTH AMERICAN TRAINING SOLUTIONS Arborist Rigging Systems: Research and Practical Use August 9-10, 2017 Arb Farm Hood River, Oregon Based on the research Evaluation of current rigging and dismantling practices used in arboriculture Location: Arb Farm, Hood River, Oregon Date: August 9-10, 2017 Course Times: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm both days; lunch is provided Cost: $425 CEUs: International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborists, Utility Specialists, Municipal Specialists, and Tree Workers will be eligible to receive CEUs for the course Equipment Requirements: Participants are required to bring personal protection equipment and their regular climbing gear (harness and line); climbing gaffs are not required Course Description: The Arborist Rigging Systems course, led by Mark Bridge with Treemagineers, will utilize a comprehensive research study that explores the planning processes, tools, techniques and physics of arborist rigging operations as the basis for instruction. The first day provides instruction and field demonstration on the following: managing a rigging operation visual tree inspection safe rigging strategy and systems rigging hardware, cordage and textile components bearing capacity of trees estimating the weight of sections strength loss in cordage forces generated in rigging operations The second day will provide participants the opportunity to practice techniques learned during the first day of instruction and field demonstration. All levels of climbers, experienced and non-experienced, looking to increase their technical knowledge and skills as it relates to rigging are encouraged to attend. This course is limited to 16 participants. Questions? Contact us at email@example.com. Cancellation Policy: 30 or more days in advance: full refund; 29-14 days in advance: 50% cancellation penalty; 13-0 days in advance: 100% cancelation penalty; no-shows: no refund This course will be held on the farm where I live. Camping is available for no charge.