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  1. CanadianStan

    Hong Kong Tree Work with ATP - Come Join us!

    Looks wicked! What a splendid experience for the right person I'd be on my way over right now but then they wouldn't let me back into Australia... what a shame. I'll be sure to share this with some good arborists I know
  2. CanadianStan

    Marvelous Trees

    Revelation: trees don't care about you in any way.
  3. CanadianStan

    Climber - The Morton Arboretum - POSITION FILLED

    What an amazing treat for any arborist to work in a self-directed position in an arboretum, caring for and maintaining trees all day <3
  4. CanadianStan

    How do you decide it's safe to climb below or close to a hanging dead limb?

    Set an anchor point that doesn't expose you to danger while you ascend Throw line around it, try and loosen it from the ground and decide if it's safely lodged or not Alternatively you can secure it from the ground if you're really keen
  5. CanadianStan

    SRT - Gear advice

    If you're If you're living in Australia, look into Honeybros ... I've found there's better savings there, especially on european made gear (ISC, Zigzag, ART, Teufelberger, etc)
  6. CanadianStan

    Kids running saws

    You You are a wise man. I really appreciate all of your contributions on this site :)
  7. CanadianStan

    Preservation vs Condemnation

    Honestly it's the client's tree at the end of the day. If they're aware of the risk and want to retain the tree anyways, fucking do it! You can let them know you think it's hazardous but .. it is a damn majestic copper beech. Our job is to inform and advise, not condemn.
  8. CanadianStan

    TCC movie from New Zealand

    Love it !
  9. CanadianStan

    Travelling on an Australian Cert III

    So I'm a Canadian climbing arborist, currently living and working in Australia .. The Cert III / IV definitely has value in Australia but is basically unknown / disregarded in the rest of the world. Unless you're going for a civil authority / consulting position no one else will care whether or...
  10. CanadianStan

    How to locate a contract climber.

    Call local arb companies and see who's around... Word of mouth is the best advertising for contract climbers Climbing arborist.com has an incomplete contract climber directory ... It might be something
  11. CanadianStan

    Paid Estimates

    I love this honesty approach. "I'm giving you the best price already and will give you my best work".
  12. CanadianStan

    Wide fitting chainsaw boots

    My Pfanners were quite roomy in the toebox / forefoot and I have stupidly wide feet. They were like wearing chainsaw-proof Uggs My Andrews (Italian made) are ultra narrow and not great for wide feet unless you size up 1-1.5 sizes FWIW
  13. CanadianStan

    Rico...

    Send @rico a private message instead
  14. CanadianStan

    Really get after it

    Fuck yeah!
  15. CanadianStan

    Any diabetic climbers?

    Just putting it out there... You might consider rerouting the pump? Not sure. Either way I'd be very cautious letting someone climb on a crew with no other rescue climbers if they're dependant on a constant stream of insulin
  16. CanadianStan

    Ergolite Spartan Harness

    Are you using the D's for your lanyard? My D's don't come anywhere close to touching each other ...
  17. CanadianStan

    Ergolite Spartan Harness

    I ran a ergolite for years and never had that issue. Are you overweight ? Skinny ? Tall? Short? Do you have the correct size harness ? Apart from that, you can set the adjustment buckles so it sits lower or higher on your hips
  18. CanadianStan

    cool feature on one of our Ginkos...

    I would love to use the term aerial chichi in an arb report
  19. CanadianStan

    Wanted Arbpro Quickstep

    Unless you have super narrow feet I recommend you get a half size up
  20. CanadianStan

    ART Twinline Rope Guide

    I love my fimbl saver too. Id be very weary of using the ropeguide near any concrete / sand / gravel. Basically only grass landings...

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