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Climbing and Rigging

Climbing and Rigging

This ArborPod™ series offers videos that can help an arborist identify parts of a line; select and use the appropriate knots; and learn about other equipment, resources, and techniques valuable in a variety of climbing and rigging scenarios.

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Mismatch Cut & Drop Cut February 23, 2018 Listen Purchase Quiz
Hinge Cut & Lifting Cut January 26, 2018 Listen
Chain Saw Safety in the Tree December 22, 2017 Listen Purchase Quiz
Bucking November 22, 2017 Listen
Limbing October 27, 2017 Listen
Felling with Forward Lean September 22, 2017 Listen
Working the Felling Plan August 25, 2017 Listen
Making a Felling Plan July 28, 2017 Listen
Notches part 2 June 23, 2017 Listen Purchase Quiz
Notches part 1 May 26, 2017 Listen
Chainsaw Chain Sharpening April 28, 2017 Listen
Chainsaw Chain Maintenance March 24, 2017 Listen
Chainsaw Bar Maintenance February 24, 2017 Listen
Chainsaw Field Maintenance January 27, 2017 Listen
Starting a Chainsaw December 23, 2016 Listen Purchase Quiz
Chainsaw Safety November 25, 2016 Listen
Chainsaw Selection October 28, 2016 Listen
Chainsaw Personal Protective Equipment September 23, 2016 Listen
Blocking with a Speedline August 26, 2016 Listen
Distance of Fall and Half Hitch vs. Marlin July 22, 2016 Listen
Butt-Hitching (Blocking) Techniques part 2 June 24, 2016 Listen Purchase Quiz
Butt-Hitching (Blocking) Techniques part 1 May 27, 2016 Listen
Top Removal with Arborist Block part 2 April 22, 2016 Listen
Top Removal with an Arborists' Block part 1 March 25, 2016 Listen
Natural Crotch Top Removal February 26, 2016 Listen
Natural-Crotch Rigging Tips January 22, 2016 Listen
Forces in Top Removal December 25, 2015 Listen Purchase Quiz
Work Positioning When Topping November 27, 2015 Listen
Dynamometer Drop Tests part 2 October 23, 2015 Listen
Dynamometer Drop Tests part 1 September 25, 2015 Listen
Rigging Force Experiements-part 2 August 28, 2015 Listen
Rigging Force Experiments part 1 July 24, 2015 Listen
Basic Blocking Techniques part 2 June 26, 2015 Listen Purchase Quiz
Basic Blocking Techniques part 1 May 22, 2015 Listen
Knotless Rigging & Speedline April 24, 2015 Listen
Knotless Rigging March 27, 2015 Listen
Speedline with Redirect & Ground Anchor February 27, 2015 Listen
Climbing and Rigging - Floating Anchor January 23, 2015 Listen Purchase Quiz
Speedline part 2 December 26, 2014 Listen
Speedline part 1 November 26, 2014 Listen
Spider Balancer and Drift Line part 2 October 24, 2014 Listen
Spider Balancer & Drift Line-part 1 September 26, 2014 Listen
Static Removable False Crotch August 22, 2014 Listen
Drift Line July 25, 2014 Listen
Fishing Pole Technique June 27, 2014 Listen
Mechanical Advantage: Part 2 May 23, 2014 Listen Purchase Quiz
Mechanical Advantage: Part 1 April 25, 2014 Listen
Fiddle Blocks March 28, 2014 Listen
Tip-tie & Lift: Part 2 February 28, 2014 Listen
Tip-Tie & Lift: Part 1 January 24, 2014 Listen
Bend Ratio, Rope Angles, and Reaction Forces December 27, 2013 Listen
Redirecting the Load Line Part 2 November 22, 2013 Listen
Redirecting the Load Line Part 1 October 25, 2013 Listen
Balancing September 27, 2013 Listen Purchase Quiz
Role of the Ground Worker August 23, 2013 Listen
Tip Tie & Drop July 26, 2013 Listen
Butt Tie & Drop June 28, 2013 Listen
Port-A-Wrap III May 24, 2013 Listen
Natural-Crotch Rigging April 26, 2013 Listen
Natural vs. False Crotch March 22, 2013 Listen
Cut & Chuck February 22, 2013 Listen
Guy Lines January 25, 2013 Listen
Rope Inspection & Retirement December 28, 2012 Listen Purchase Quiz
Ropes Part 2 November 21, 2012 Listen
Ropes Part 1 October 26, 2012 Listen
Friction Devices September 28, 2012 Listen
Rope Tools Part 2 August 24, 2012 Listen
Rope Tools Part 1 July 27, 2012 Listen
Connecting Links Part 2 June 22, 2012 Listen
Connecting Links Part 1 May 25, 2012 Listen
Rigging Blocks and Pulleys Part 2 April 27, 2012 Listen
Rigging Blocks and Pulleys Part 1 March 23, 2012 Listen
The Science of Rigging February 24, 2012 Listen Purchase Quiz
Cutting Techniques January 27, 2012 Listen
Fundamental Rigging Techniques December 23, 2011 Listen
Tree & Site Inspection November 23, 2011 Listen
Butterfly Knots October 28, 2011 Listen Purchase Quiz
Valdôtain Tresse (VT) September 23, 2011 Listen
Half Hitch and Running Bowline August 26, 2011 Listen
Clove Hitch and Marline Hitch July 22, 2011 Listen
Zeppelin Bend June 23, 2011 Listen Purchase Quiz
Sheet Bend May 27, 2011 Listen
Slip Knot April 21, 2011 Listen
Cow Hitch March 25, 2011 Listen
Timber Hitch February 25, 2011 Listen
French Prusik Hitches January 28, 2011 Listen Purchase Quiz
Klemheist December 21, 2010 Listen
Prusik Hitch Tied with a Loop November 23, 2010 Listen
Schwabisch October 20, 2010 Listen
Prusik Hitch September 24, 2010 Listen
Taultine Hitch August 27, 2010 Listen Purchase Quiz
Distel July 23, 2010 Listen
Blake’s Hitch June 25, 2010 Listen
Double and Triple Fisherman's Knot May 27, 2010 Listen
The Buntline Hitch April 22, 2010 Listen
The Anchor Hitch March 18, 2010 Listen