Is a basket hitch acheivable in tree work? Long ago I was showed a technique utilizing two slings to create a chocking basket. When the slings get too short for traditional choking you can run one of the slings around the trunk put a shackle in each end then take the second sling and run it through each shackle and connect both ends of second sling back to crane hook. Today was one of the rare occasions that I deployed the chocking basket hitch and the crane operator was not impressed. His take on the technique was that it was not a basket at all and that i over loaded his slings and went onto explain that a basket hitch is not acheivable doing tree work.