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This is a training manual for the beginning ground worker in the tree care industry. Jeff Jepson's newest book, Groundie, walks the reader – step-by-step – through an arboricultural ground worker's typical day. From the shop, to the job site, all the skills necessary to becoming a successful ground worker are presented in detail in this 176 page book. Illustrated and easy to read, this is the perfect book for beginning tree workers.
Knots At Work: A Field Guide for the Modern Arborist
Knots at Work by Jeff Jepson is a field guide for the modern arborist. In this 184-page field guide, more than 50 different knots are presented. Both aspects of knot knowledge are given equal time; knot construction (tying the knots) and knot application (using the knots). This information can be quickly grasped because of the lavishly illustrated pages, easy-to-read text and unique cross-reference format. Additionally, because of the book’s compact size it is more likely to be used in the field where needed most.
Samson Log Impact Force Calculator
The Log Impact Force Calculator from Samson is a great tool for estimating peak loads on your rigging lines. This wheel calculates the peak line tension of Samson ropes utilized in negative rigging operations and compares the calculated result to the working load limit of the specified type of Samson rope.
Samson Splicing Manual
This manual from Samson Rope includes a complete set of splicing and repair instructions for most arborist ropes. These illustrated step-by-step instructions will decrease your learning curve. Includes a full-color Samson rope chart.
The Tree Climbers Guide 4th Edition
Written specifically from the tree climber’s perspective to learn safe climbing and aerial tree work principles, this publication may be used as a basic text for tree climbers as well as a study guide for the ISA Certified Tree Worker/Climber Specialist exam. Each chapter includes a list of key terms and concludes with a workbook section. The chapter topics, enhanced with more than 200 color illustrations, include: Tree Health and Sciences, Safety, Ropes and Knots, Climbing, Pruning, Rigging, Removal, and Cabling. The guide also contains appendices with answers to the workbook questions, a glossary, and resources listed for further reference.
To Fell A Tree
To Fell a Tree by Jeff Jepson was written for the professional tree cutter as well as the weekend woodcutter. It’s loaded with practical and interesting information which is essential to the safety and success of any tree felling and woodcutting operation, whether it’s in the forest or the backyard. With step-by-step methods and more than 200 illustrations by Bryan Kotwica, it clearly instructs on topics including preparations before the work begins, felling a tree using a three-step procedure, felling difficult trees, and limbing and bucking the tree. Softcover, 160 pages. Copyright 2009.