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This podcast is hosted by Dan Holliday who is joined by various guests to talk about all things arboriculture. We discuss equipment, techniques, safety and training and much more...

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Ep 12 - with Mark Bridge


Mark Bridge is an arborist from Switzerland that is most well known for his product development of industry equipment for his company Treemagineers who designed the Treemotion harness, hitch climber pulley, the captain hook and much more...

Mark makes up one third of the company ‘Treemagineers’ who ventured into product development because they could see improvements were possible. With joint objectives of improving safety and efficiency in professional tree care, the products they create are the result of close innovative cooperation with hardware manufacturer DMM and fibre specialist Teufelberger. Treemagineers have designed the Treemotion harness, hitch climber pulley, the captain hook, multisling and much more...

Mark is also the founding member of the tree care co-op 'Baumpartner' and the training company 'Baumklettern Schweiz'. Member of BSB and ISA work safety committees. Previous ITCC Competitor and two time ETCC Champion.

In this podcast Mark talks about how he was introduced to the arb industry, his mentors, climbing on 3 strand rope and getting his first 16-strand rope (5:45), the evolution of climbers and how climbers today may miss out on a lot of valuable ‘older’ techniques (22:30), starting his tree care co-op company ‘Baumpartner’ and as a co-op they have made it work over the long term (34:40), time pressures in tree work coming from the top down (45:00), how Tremagineers began, and it’s journey over the last 15-20 years (59:00), rigging research and rigging to points of failure (1:25:00), ETCC (1:55:00), A funny experience in Finland (2:06:00).


Categories | Arboriculture | Arborist | tree climbing


Filetype: MP3 - Size: 197.23MB - Duration: 2:23:37 m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

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