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Arborist Harness Guide

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In 2016 the Tree Care Industry Association (TICA) found a total of 92 tree care related fatalities. Of these, the most common injury in 2016 was due to a fall (48 injuries with 26 fatalities) and this trend has remained unchanged since 2013. A 2017 study by The Arboricultural Association found that 60% of practicing arborists considered poor work positioning to be the cause of accidents in the workplace. It should be clear to any arborist that your harness is front and centre in terms of keeping you safe as you perform any type of aerial work. The good news…

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Pro Arb December 2015 issue

Welcome to the December issue of Pro Arb. ■Newsbeat: A round-up of news from the industry ■Business Tips: Regular contributor Jonathan Hazell talks your health and safety policy, plus a look at the state of the market in comparison to last year ■ Technical: Bartlett Tree Experts take an in-depth look at controlling Seridium Canker and Katie Hateley of Fox Medics on why first aid is not an optional extra in arboriculture ■An Interview With: Chris Hoare, Southampton-based business owner talks to us about self employment and running his own team for the past 20 years. ■ Features: Guy Baxter of…

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Pro Arb November 2015 issue

Welcome to the November issue of Pro Arb. ■Newsbeat: A round-up of news from the industry ■Business Tips: Regular contributor Jonathan Hazell talks your health and safety policy ■ Technical: Bartlett Tree Experts take an in-depth look at tXyella Fastidiosa and David Vickers finishes his series on assisted felling ■An Interview With: Mike Evans, business owner at Acme Tree Services. Mike talks about being in the business for 30 years. ■ Features: We introduce Ryan Chew of TC Tree Services and offer the Top Ten Tips on passing an NPTC assessment first time ■Arb Kit: We choose the top products in the stump grinder market and…

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Pro Arb – October 2015 issue

Welcome to the October issue of Pro Arb. ■Newsbeat: A round-up of news from the industry ■Business Tips: Regular contributor Jonathan Hazell talks specifying tree work ■ Technical: David Vickers continues with assisted felling, new contributor Anthony Maunders talks the cradle rigging technique and Bartlett Tree Experts take an in-depth look at the Powdery Mildew ■An Interview With: Kent-based Wayne Elwell of About…Trees. ■ Features: We introduce Rhys Williams, apprentice at Ulyett Landscapes Ltd and offer the Top Ten Tips on becoming an Arb Association Approved contractor ■Arb Kit: We choose the top products in the PPE market and look at chippers. We also take…

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Pro Arb – September 2015

Welcome to the September issue of Pro Arb. ■Newsbeat: A round-up of news from the industry ■Business Tips: Regular contributor Jonathan Hazell tells us valuable information about first aid, whilst Steve Clarke talks about why it’s important not a single phone call is missed ■Opinion: Rick Milsom get’s passionate about the reputation of arboriculture ■ Technical: David Vickers goes into detail about component forces with his second article on assisted felling and Bartlett Tree Experts take an in-depth look at the Phytophthora root rot ■An Interview With: experienced tree surgeon Simon N’Jie of Artemis Tree Services ■ Features: We introduce Matthew Laine, an apprentice at…

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Pro Arb – August issue

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Welcome to the August issue of Pro Arb. ■Newsbeat: A round-up of news from the industry ■Business Tips: Regular contributor Jonathan Hazell tells us why there is no shame in being an employee, whilst Steve Clarke talks about selling the benefits of your service, not just the service itself and Martin Gammie talks about working collaboratively cross sectors. ■Opinion: Rick Milsom speaks about how important the right tree for the right spot is. ■ Technical: David Vickers starts a series on assisted felling, Jon Ives carries on his series on coping with ash dieback and Bartlett Tree Experts take an in-depth…

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July 2015 issue: Pro Arb

Pro Arb

Welcome to the July issue of Pro Arb. ■Newsbeat: A round-up of news from the industry ■Business Tips: Jonathan Hazell discusses the differences in contracting and consulting, Steve Clarke explains how to differentiate your business without driving down profits, and Martin Gammie takes a fresh look at client engagement ■Opinion: Rick Milsom wants to know how informed you are when it comes to pests and diseases. ■ Technical: Dr Glynn Percival and Emma Schaffert discuss honey fungus, David Vickers continues his series on using rope and pulley systems to create mechanical advantage and Jon Ives offers tips on coping with…

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June 2015 issue: Pro Arb

Welcome to the June issue of Pro Arb. ■Newsbeat: A round-up of news from the industry ■Business Tips: Jonathan Hazell discusses the difficulties of keeping all parties happy, whilst Steve Clarke believes that if you focus on a goal you can achieve it ■Opinion: Rick Milsom calls on Shakespeare to help him explain how extreme weather events can affect the trees in our charge ■ Technical: Dr Glynn Percival and Jon Banks of Bartlett Tree Experts discuss the signs to look out for regarding Massaria related branch breakage on London Plane and David Vickers continues his series on using rope…

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Pro Arb: May issue

Welcome to the May issue of Pro Arb. ■Newsbeat: A round-up of news from the industry ■Business Tips: Regular contributor Jonathan Hazell shares his tips about how you can be ‘client ready’, Steve Clarke talks sales abroad, this month discussing how to stand alone from the rest and the need to adapt when selling, a positive attitude is key to better results. ■Opinion: Concluding his two-part series, Jon Heuch explains the difference between how we value tress today in comparison with the past. Elsewhere, Arb officer Rick Milsom talks us through the transformation of tree fashions over the years. ■An Interview With:…

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Pro Arb: April issue

Welcome to the April issue of Pro Arb. ■Newsbeat: A round-up of news from the industry ■Business Tips: Regular contributor Jonathan Hazell explains the new Industry Code of Practice from the Arboricultural Association, whilst Steve Clarke talks about converting prospects into customers through stories they can relate to. ■Opinion: Ricky Milsom casts light on street trees from a local authority’s perspective and Jamie Saunders asks whether arborists are too nice for their own good. Should they be more like other trades? ■ Technical: David Vickers advises on using pulleys to increase your lifting power and control ■An Interview With: Tracy…

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