Climbing Arborist Podcast

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

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Make sure you keep up to date with all our podcast episodes with arborists around the world, as well as our own tree crew. Subscribe to the podcast where ever you get your podcasts from so that you are the first to know when we release the next episode. We hope you learn a little something from each and every episode!!

Ep42 - The First Five Years

2021-06-16
3 Arborists working in tree care in 3 PNW cities discuss the good parts and struggles of their first 5 years in Arboriculture. Can experiences be improved for people just arriving to this industry? How will that benefit us? and making a long career of arb
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 128 MB - Duration: 1:29:05m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)

SRS tree climbing a fundamental skill in 2021

2021-05-03
Do you view SRS / SRT as an advanced form of climbing? Do you climb using these techniques? Do you train crew members and staff these techniques? What are the benefits of 'stationary rope systems/ and 'moving rope systems' .
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 14 MB - Duration: 10:00m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep40 - Newbie climber advice (Coffee break episode)

2021-04-29
Dan gives some tips for new tree climbers about equipment selection, where to focus and spend their money on arborist gear, what will and will not make you a better climber in the early stages, and not getting caught up in the hype.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 21 MB - Duration: 14:35m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep39 - Frustion in treework (Coffee Break episode)

2021-04-10
In this episode Dan talks about frustrations in tree work, the different ways frustration can manifest from various events depending on experience level among many other things.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 19 MB - Duration: 13:29m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep38 - with Reg Coates

2021-01-13
Reg is an extremely well known arborist worldwide. To most, he is known for his many years of treework videos on YouTube, with his straight talking, no bullshit persona and dry sense of humour. Hear about Reg's 30+ stitches in his leg and so much more...
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 208 MB - Duration: 2:25:07m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep37 - Arborist confessions of the year

2020-12-29
Conor, Tom, George and Dan talk about all the things that went sideways in 2020 during their days at work. The guys answer a couple of questions that were sent in about starting up a tree company and if and when they get scared while climbing.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 147 MB - Duration: 1:42:15m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep36 - Grizzly tree crew

2020-11-23
Dan, Conor and Tom sit down to chat about the past few week. Tom goes in depth about his first ever tree removal, the struggles, mistakes, and lessons learnt. Conor discusses a tricky Willow tree removal that required a bit of problem solving.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 160 MB - Duration: 1:51:26m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep35 - Ryan Senechal 'There are too many people getting hurt'

2020-11-11
Ryan Joins Dan to chat about recent injuries and fatalities in the industry. How can companies begin to make change? Who does change need to start with? How can we look out for our colleagues? How can you swallow your pride and ask for help?
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 173 MB - Duration: 2:00:49m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep34 - Jeff facto discusses his tree climbing injury

2020-10-29
Podcast EpisodeJeff suffered a severe injury to his leg from a major rigging failure. Jeff discusses the lead up to the incident, his recollection of events, how his crew dealt with the situation, and then the recovery and coming to terms with his injury.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 125 MB - Duration: 1:26:49m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep33 - Grizzly tree crew

2020-10-08
Dan and his tree crew Conor and Tom chat about their week of tree work. They discuss removing a huge amount of deadwood from a Cypress and if it was a good idea in hindsight, Conor talks about feeling a little nervous while removing an Alder tree.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 93 MB - Duration: 1:04:53m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep32 - Grizzly tree crew

2020-09-27
his podcast is an introduction to Conor and Tom and their experience levels in the industry. The three of them are all coming with various levels of experience which makes a great dynamic for the tree crew and for the podcast.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 117 MB - Duration: 1:21:19m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep31 - with Drew Bristow

2020-05-27
Drew has had such an interesting career and done some incredible things on rope. He discusses many of his expeditions in the podcast, talks about many of the amazing climbers he’s worked with
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 165 MB - Duration: 1:55:06m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep30 - with Ryan Murphy

2020-05-13
Ryan Murphy is an exceptionally talented arborist in both the work and competition arenas. Ryan is probably the most efficient, safest and most calculated arborist I have ever met and had the pleasure to work with.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 215 MB - Duration: 2:29:40m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep29 - with Jamie Merrit

2020-04-27
Jaime Merritt is the inventor, designer and creator of the Akimbo mechanical climbing device. Jaime gives us a very in-depth look back at how the Akimbo idea began, evolved, changed, and picked up huge momentum, and Rock Exotica taking on production
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 151 MB - Duration: 1:45:02m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep28 - with Keith Stoner

2020-04-20
he topic for the discussion of this podcast starts with stress injuries, self awareness, best way to work as a team in high stress and potentially high risk environments and the power of a positive attitude.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 184 MB - Duration: 2:08:24m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep27 - with Zane Wedding

2020-04-13
Podcast Zane Wedding is an arborist from New Zealand. Zane talks about how he got into the industry. We talk about competition climbing and how it has such a positive effect on Zane's career, and we also discuss his new role as a teacher of practical arb
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 173 MB - Duration: 2:00:09m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep26 - with Joel Spooner of InTree Media

2020-04-07
Joel is a professional photographer, videographer and also an arborist. Joel made the decision to take his real love, skill and passion for photography and create a niche business, ‘InTree Media’ creating amazing content from up in the canopy.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 151 MB - Duration: 1:45:23m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep25 - with Phil Kelley

2020-03-30
Phil Kelley joins Dan on this podcast at the TCI Expo to talk about his career and experiences in the arboriculture industry. Phil has long been in a training role with various companies throughout his career as well as presenting at many conferences.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 97 MB - Duration: 1:07:29m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep24 - with Chris Coates

2020-03-17
Chris Coates joins Dan at the TCI Expo to chat about the journey through his tree career, creating the tree comp NAOM and how he got there and much more.....
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 85 MB - Duration: 59:40m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep23 - with Petzl, Rudy and Maurice

2019-12-17
Rudy and Maurice join Dan on the podcast in which they discuss their roles in the company, Petzl's response to the Chicane being a copy of the rope wrench, answering questions about info in their product user manuals, and the new Flow and Control ropes
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 58 MB - Duration: 40:26m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep22 - with Melissa LeVangie

2019-11-25
Melissa is a wonderful, kind, warm person and great arborist. Melissa works for Shelter treeing Massachusetts, and she also runs the 'Women's tree climbing workshop'
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 185 MB - Duration: 1:17:21m (320 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep21 - with Jeff Inman

2019-11-12
Jeff Inman is a climbing arborist, competition tree climber, an ISC sponsored industrial athlete, and an advocate of climbing on 2 separate tree climbing systems (double stationary rope systems).
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 259 MB - Duration: 1:47:57m (320 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep20 - with Treecare india Jonas and Anadi

2019-10-29
Jonas and Anadi joined me for this podcast in Australia the day after the 2019 RedBull Branched Out competition. We discussed our experiences from competition, and then went on to finding out about Treecare India and how it started
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 210 MB - Duration: 1:27:39m (320 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep19 - with Dave Stice (A.K.A Nice guy Dave)

2019-09-28
Nice guy Dave joins me on this podcast to talk about the recent 'Aerial Rescue Challenge' competition/event that was the brainchild of Dave with the backing from Wesspur.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 337 MB - Duration: 2:20:35m (320 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep18 - with Rachel Brudzinski

2019-08-06
Rachel Brudzinski joins us for this podcast. Rachel tells the horrific, scary, unbelievable, sad but also motivational story of the terrible incident she suffered while working in a tree. Words can not describe what Rachel has been through.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 225 MB - Duration: 2:36:31m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)

Ep17 - with Derrick Martin

2019-08-01
Derrick Martin is a tree climber from Pennsylvania, Derrick talks about how he started in the industry, and he recaps his first few climbs and his first removal. We talk about safety, competition climbing and a story to we can all learn from
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 144 MB - Duration: 1:40:14m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)

Ep 16 - with Mark Przekurat (Fids and fibres rope splicing)

2019-07-16
Mark Przekurat is most well know for running the rope splicing workshops 'Fids and Fibres', Mark also runs his own tree service and is currently working on a great project he calls 'The growth ring' all of which we talk about in this episode
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 163 MB - Duration: 1:53:13m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)

Ep15 - with David Anderson

2019-05-17
David is an Ornithologist, biologist and tree climber. David talks explains how the thought of some tropical birds never being visible from the forest floor gave him the passion to learn to climb trees, his methods along the way and teaching others..
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Ep14 - with Sam smith

2019-04-23
Sam is an English arborist that lives and works in New Zealand as a contract climber. In 2018 Sam competed in the Red Bull branched out tree climbing competition where he finished 2nd out of 100 climbers.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 135 MB - Duration: 1:33:58m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep13 - with Kevin Bingham

2019-03-11
Kevin Bingham is most well known in the industry for the invention of the rope wrench and then the rope runner that followed. It can be argued that Kevin single handedly evolved tree climbing as arborists know it today with the invention of the rope wench
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 153 MB - Duration: 1:46:53m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep12 - with Mark Bridge

2019-02-28
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...
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 206 MB - Duration: 2:23:37m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep11 - with Dan Holliday

2019-01-27
Dan goes solo in this podcast to talk about safe work practices with a chainsaw in the canopy. This is one of the topics Dan is so passionate about and he really wants people to take the time to think about why they expose themselves to unnecessary risk
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 122 MB - Duration: 1:24:47m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)

Ep10 - A collaboration with Patrick Masterson's 'Educated Climber Podcast'

2018-12-09
Talking trees and Educated Climber podcasts meet for an excellent conversation between Dan and Patrick. Dan talks about how his career began, the motivation behind creating ClimbingArborist.com, Dan's Lyme disease, Patrick's winter work in Ontario & more
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Ep 9 - with Tiger Devine and Marten Penrose

2018-10-30
Dan is joined by friends Tiger and Marten. Marten talks about his career as a 1 armed arborist, they discuss projects they have been working on, lots of equipment and gear talk and lots more tree talk
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 373 MB - Duration: 2:35:43m (320 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep07 - Dan talks about coping and recovering from chronic Lyme disease

2018-09-27
Dan shares the story of the past 18 months where he was suddenly taken extremely ill and pretty much debilitated at his worst point. He discusses diet, nutrition, lifestyle changes. It is important people are aware of Lyme disease, especially arborists.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 73 MB - Duration: 50:59m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep08 - with Ryan Senechal and Aidon Pyne

2018-09-12
In this podcast Dan is joined by his good friend Aiden Pine an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist. Aiden gives a little background on himself, topping trees, pressures from other climbers & bosses to climb unsafe trees, competition & more...
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 210 MB - Duration: 2:26:30m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep06 - with Aidon Pyne

2018-09-12
In this podcast Dan is joined by his good friend Aiden Pine an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist. Aiden gives a little background on himself, topping trees, pressures from other climbers & bosses to climb unsafe trees, competition & more...
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 183 MB - Duration: 2:07:09m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep05 - Joel Spooner and Justin Temple

2016-12-12
The guys have discussions on using a chainsaw on handed, having 2 tie in points while using a saw in the tree, Sena bluetooth communication and Justin talks about a close call.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 153 MB - Duration: 1:46:44m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)

Ep04 - With George Keays, Mat Fernandez and Joel Spooner

2016-11-24
Dan gives us the run down on a wildlife habitat creation project he worked on, and also a scary close call he had while on that job. George talks about Meindl Airstream boots in 'Tool of the wek', and Joel talks about a monthly news letter he's writing...
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 161 MB - Duration: 1:52:19m (192 kbps 48000 Hz)

Ep03 - with Stuart Witt and George Amos

2016-08-15
Dan is joined by Stuart Witt, an arborist of 18 years, well known on the competition scene and has previously competed and the European TCC. Also joining this week's podcast is good friend George Amos, owner of George Amos treecare in Vancouver.
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Ep02 - With George Keays and Matt Beatty

2016-08-01
Geroge Keays and Matt Beatty join Dan to chat about current topics within the industry, and Mat talks about an awesome old growth tree climbing project he has just been involved in.
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Ep01 - with Mat Fernandez, George Keays and Joel Spooner

2016-07-14
Dan is joined by friends and fellow arborists, Mat Fernandez (from the 'Mat Fernandez project'), George Keays and arborist/photographer Joel Spooner
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 131 MB - Duration: 1:31:23m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)