This series of short clips is here to help arborists make their life in the tree that little bit easier. These tips seem like obvious no brainers if you know of them, but the smallest technique can be a game changer when you come accross it.
Tips and tricks | Collapsing the Petzl Zigzag with a micro pulley
Here are a couple of great little tips to help make gear setup and gear removal that tiny bit easier and more efficient. In this video Dan demonstrates how to use a micro pulley above the Petzl ZigZag to collapse the zigzag chain and keep the Zigzag on the ground while installing the climbing rope. Dan also demonstrates a technique that he uses to retrieve and pack the climbing rope into the rope bag using the zigzag or simply using a micro pulley to redirect the rope into the bag for the easiest gear retrieval possible.
Tips and tricks | The Caritool
Showing the quick one handed flick/twist with the chainsaw lanyard or carabiner to release it from the caritool, and use of the top to stack items that you are not removing.
Tips and tricks | Adding weight to your base anchor
A little trick of adding weight onto the end of your basal anchor makes whipping it around the base of a tree much easier.
Tips and tricks | Double figure 8 knot w/anchor ring
Tying the double figure 8 knot is one option for using the choking configuration with an anchor ring to setup a canopy anchor.
Tips and tricks | Using a Marlin spike when rigging
Dan shows a little trick of using the Marlin spike while rigging to prevent the line passing through the pulley, and also to remove the weight of a heavy rigging line when rigging a stem.