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MIS303 Tree Dismantling

MIS303 Tree Dismantling

MIS303 Tree Dismantling



MIS303 covers the basics of tree dismantling, including rigging techniques, the use of a chainsaw in trees, and some fundamental concepts of rigging forces and rigging system design. Information on equipment inspection, site setup, pre-start checks, tree inspection, rope use, knot tying, the operation of chainsaws, tree felling and tree access is available in the appropriate MISs for those work tasks. Arboriculture Australia and NZ Arb developed the MIS Series of instructional books.

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This book is one of a series of Minimum Industry Standards produced by Arboriculture Australia Ltd and the New Zealand Arboricultural Association in consultation with the national arboriculture community in both countries. These industry peer-reviewed documents provide a ‘body of knowledge’ which is shared by practitioners for training, dissemination of skills and professional development.

  • Section 1: Preparing for tree removal
  • Arriving on site
  • Preparing to remove trees – site setup
  • Tree removal strategies
  • Tree inspection for dismantling
  • Basic rigging concepts
  • Selecting and inspecting rigging equipment
  • Aerial rigging systems
  • Rigging equipment configuration and proper use
  • Designing a rigging system
  • Introduction to forces in rigging
  • Section 2: Dismantling trees
  • Communication during tree work
  • Using a chainsaw in trees
  • Cut sequences and techniques – branches straight back cut
  • Cut sequences and techniques – tree heads and timber
  • Falling techniques for tree dismantling – use of wedges and taglines
  • Rigging operations
  • Rigging attachment point: cut and behaviour
  • Rope control during rigging operations
  • Rope control: rope brakes and friction management
  • Returning rigging components
  • Specific rigging techniques
  • Natural crotch rigging
  • Applying friction at the point of cut
  • Snatching
  • Section 3: Completing tree removal
  • Appendix A: Rigging system diagrams
Dimensions 150 x 210 mm
Pages 222
Cover Soft Cover
Binding Wire-O

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