Most tree work today is quoted with 'time' as the major quotient. Loosely translated, the quicker you get the job done the more money you are likely to make.
In the past, being 'quicker' meant muscling your way through the job.Today, being quicker is best achieved by using appropriate equipment to make the job easier on the body, more efficient and therefore more profitable while still remaining safe.
But where do you start when it comes to evaluating all this new tree climbing gear, particularly if you have trained using traditional 'old school' systems.
Making your life easier can be a little daunting to say the least.
Possibly the first port-of-call is attending a Pro Climb Introduction to Modern Tree Climbing Workshop.
Rossy Ross, lead trainer at Pro Climb, has tailored this introductory 3-day workshop specifically for those who want to learn more about the latest, energy-efficient tree climbing methods (and equipment).
If you have some tree climbing experience but can't make all three days, try and attend Day One, at least, to get a better understanding of what modern tree climbing really means.
The workshop covers all the basics to get you underway including Level 1 Aerial Rescue.
Pro Climb has a public workshop scheduled for Palmerston North later this month and, as you can imagine, places are filling fast.