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How To Make A Rope Swing

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Jan 10th 2023

Everyone loves a rope swing, but not everyone knows the right way to set one up! Grab a TreeStuff Rope Swing Kit and follow this step-by-step guide on making your own pro rope swing. window.SHOGUN_ … read more

Why TreeStuff?

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Jan 4th 2023

We know that TreeStuff is the #1 place online for arborists, but we wanted to hear from our customers why that is for them. … read more

Notch Rigging Blocks Benchtop Review

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Jan 4th 2023

The Notch Equipment Rigging Block line is the freshest, shiniest addition to our collection of arborist blocks. In this quick video, Nick Bonner gets his hands on all three of the No … read more

New Arborist Harness Accessories

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Dec 28th 2022

It's been a while since our first video on tool holders and accessories for your climbing saddle, so Nick Bonner sat down with the newest gear, and the upgraded favorites to show you … read more

Leadership in Tree Care

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Dec 28th 2022

The tree care industry relies on teams to complete dangerous and complicated tasks, which means relying on good leaders. In this video, we asked some arborists their thoughts on what th … read more

Hitch Climber Pulley Designs

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Dec 9th 2022

The DMM Hitch Climber Pulley is a favorite of DRT climbing arborists around the world, and DMM ambassador Taylor Hamel has all the details on how the Hitch Climber became even better with the introduction of the DMM Hitch Climber Pulley. … read more

Throwline Manipulation Secrets

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Dec 6th 2022

For a climber, missing your throw when line setting can be really frustrating, which is why Taylor Hamel has shared some of his best tips and tricks for manipulating your throwline to where you want it. … read more

Stein Arbor Trolley Video

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Dec 1st 2022

The Stein Arbor Trolley is a beloved cart designed specifically for the rigors of professional arborist use, and Nick is here to show you some of the new upgrades! The Stein Ar … read more

An Arborist’s Guide to Types of Rope - TreeStuff

Posted by nick@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Oct 13th 2022

Climbing gear. Throw line. Ascenders. Friction saver. Lanyard. Carabiners. Harness. Spikes. Yes, climbing trees for arborist work requires a lot of gear, and a key part of that gear is arborist climbing rope. While yo … read more

Arborist's Guide to the Best Tree Climbing Harness

Posted by nick@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Oct 13th 2022

As an arborist, you count on your tools and equipment to help you do your job and to keep you safe while working. Your climbing harness or arborist saddle is one of the more important parts of your climbing kit, so buying a high-quality u … read more

The Coolest Friction Saver - Petzl Eject Video

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Oct 11th 2022

Petzl engineers have come up with the coolest way to design a retrievable friction saver, and there's no one better than Petzl rep Rudy Rutemiller to show us how it works! … read more

Span Rigging with Jeff Inman

Posted by TreeStuff on Oct 10th 2022

Arborist and ISC athlete Jeff Inman took some time out of his busy schedule during Arborfest Expo to use TreeStuff's Micro Rigging Lab to demonstrate how span rigging can be u … read more

How to Buy Chainsaw Chaps

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Oct 7th 2022

Chainsaw chaps are one of the most important safety items you can own as a saw user. No matter how experienced you are with a chainsaw, there's always the chance that something unexp … read more

Arborist Handsaw Accessories

Posted by nick@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Oct 7th 2022

Having the right handsaw is key. Making sure its stowed correctly and easily accessible is key. Have you seen the Notch Talon? Or the Hansaw leash options we have? … read more

Whoopies and Loopies Explained

Posted by nick@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Oct 7th 2022

Whoopies and loopies are great, and they represent some of the most commonly used slings in the industry. Known for their spliced adjustable sections these are a perennial favorite! If … read more

Best Friction Savers for Tree Climbing

Posted by TreeStuff on Aug 30th 2022

Best Friction Savers for Tree Climbing Whether you call them a friction saver, false crotch, rope sleeve, or cambium saver, they all do the same thing: protect tree bark from … read more

Taylor Hamel's Throw Line Mantra

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Aug 26th 2022

Increase your throw line skills - GUARANTEED!* Taylor Hamel from DMM is here with his personal mantra that he used for years to accurately deploy his throw line, and we think it can … read more

How To Store Arborist Rope

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Aug 25th 2022

We know you use a lot of rope, so TreeStuff has put together this video detailing the three best ways to keep your arborist rope organized and tangle free. In this video, you'll lear … read more

TreeStuff Arbor ID Gear

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Aug 25th 2022

Introducing Arbor ID! Arbor ID is TreeStuff's newest collection of exclusive arborist-inspired designs drawn by the TreeStuff art department. Look for it on short, limited runs of yo … read more

8 Rules For Chainsaw Safety When Tree Cutting

Posted by nick@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Aug 19th 2022

8 Rules for Chainsaw Safety When Tree Cutting When it’s time to remove one or more trees, the venerable chainsaw is the tool of choice for both homeowners and professionals. Although this popular power to … read more

How to Use Arborist Throw Line

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Aug 12th 2022

Learning how to properly use your tree access equipment can save you a load of trouble! Watch this video for some tips and tricks on using your throwline and throw weights so … read more

How to Tie a Secure Bowline Knot Safe for Climbing

Posted by nick@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Jun 29th 2022

The Bowline Knot is the most important and useful knot you can learn! It is sometimes called the queen, or king of knots. Strong, secure, and easy to untie after an extreme load. This article will explain how to tie a bowline knot, which on … read more

Dial in your Rock Exotica Akimbo

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Jun 22nd 2022

The Rock Exotica Akimbo provides ample options for customizing the friction settings for your rope, so we've made you a video on how to quickly adjust it for the best climbing perfor … read more

How to Dial-In your Rope Runner Pro

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Jun 22nd 2022

The Notch Rope Runner Pro is the premiere SRT climbing device and provides you with the ability to adjust the friction levels for the rope you're climbing with. In this video, Nick B … read more

How to Adjust your Protos Helmet

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Jun 22nd 2022

Your new Pfanner Protos is cool and exciting, but proper adjustment to your head is required to take advantage of all the safety features your helmet provides. Get a nice fit and wor … read more

How to Adjust your New Saddle

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Jun 22nd 2022

Proper adjustment on your tree climbing harness can mean the difference between a comfortable work day and what seems like the longest day in the trees. Watch this video to learn how … read more

APTA - Air Powered Tree Access

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Jun 17th 2022

The APTA is the fastest, most accurate, dependable, and satisfying way to launch your throwline into a tree. In this video, Nick Bonner goes in-depth with the APTA and how to use it. … read more

Best Foot Ascenders for Arborists

Posted by carson@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Jun 7th 2022

Climbers love foot ascenders because they make your work in the trees easier - but which one should you choose? Join Nick Bonner, TreeStuff General Manager, as he reviews and tries o … read more

8 Best Arborist Gloves Reviewed

Posted by TreeStuff.com on Jun 7th 2022

Arborist gloves protect your hands and help prevent fatigue. In this video, we review 8 pairs available at TreeStuff.com. Learn about the differences and figure out which pair … read more

The 7 Best Types of Arborist & Tree Climbing Boots

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Jun 7th 2022

They say the best investments are in the things that separate you from the ground: beds, tires, and shoes. This has never been more true than for the modern arborist. Watch th … read more

Notch Sentei Polesaws Reviewed

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 25th 2022

Cutting limbs from the ground has gotten much easier with the advent of the Notch Sentei Telescoping Polesaws - and Nick Bonner filmed this video to show you what makes them special! … read more

Using Plastic Wedges To Get Into a Locked Car

Posted by nick@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 18th 2022

Felling Wedges are useful basic machines. IN addition to creating lift under a spar, they can also be used to enter your car, if you leave the keys inside. If you decide to try this, b … read more

Pole Saw Tips And Tricks

Posted by nick@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 18th 2022

  Sean Byam shares his best tips and tricks for using a polesaw. Watch the video that helped Sean become one of the winners of the first ever TreeStuff Community Expert contest! … read more

How to Sharpen Chainsaw Chain

Posted by nick@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 18th 2022

  Dull chainsaws cost too much money, have you heard that before? Dont use a dull saw, check out this excellent video showing tips and processes for sharpening chain the right w … read more

How To Coil a Rope

Posted by nick@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 18th 2022

  You know how to coil a rope, but do you do it right? Watch Samuels video above for his tips on how to best coil a rope. Dont like coiling rope? Check out these sweet ropebags. … read more

Arbortec Clothing Care

Posted by nick@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 11th 2022

  You have a snazzy new pair of Arbortec pants huh. You want to make sure you don't mess them up, so follow the care tips in this quick video from Arbortec. … read more

How to Clean and Maintain a Rope Runner Pro

Posted by nick@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 11th 2022

The Rope Runner Pro is the leading SRT device on the market. It is perfect for silky smooth descents, and low drag ascents. One big benefit of the Rope Runner Pro is that it is servi … read more

TreeMotion EVO Adjustment and Setup

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 11th 2022

The Teufelberger TreeMotion is the arborist world's favorite climbing saddle, and there's a lot of customization potential. These Teufelberger videos will show you how to properly adjust the fit of your Treemotion Evo, and the basic tree … read more

Rig Guy Wire Stop Installation

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 11th 2022

The Rigguy Wire Stop is a must-have when cabling, but how do you install it? Check out Rigguy's video on one of their most popular products. window._ … read more

Pfanner Protos Integral Instructions

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 11th 2022

So you have a new Protos helmet, cool! We know you'll enjoy it. We found this handy guide from Pfanner on how to properly adjust your new helmet! … read more

Treating Emerald Ash Borer

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 11th 2022

Emerald Ash Borer is the most famous tree pest devestating the US today - but fortunately there's a way to fight back! Check out these great resources on using Arborjet's Tree-age G4 Systemic Pesticide to win over EAB. … read more

Petzl Zig Zag Chicane SRS

Posted by nick@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 11th 2022

  The Petzl ZigZag is a leading MRS (or DRT) rope climbing device. When you pair it with a Petzl Chicane you can easily start to climb using SRS or SRT. Watch this great video f … read more

Notch Fusion Tether Closer Look

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 4th 2022

The Notch Fusion Rope Wrench Tether is the premiere Rope Wrench tether for SRT climbing, and Nick Bonner is here to discuss why. window.__shgProductInits = … read more

How To Use a GRCS

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 3rd 2022

The Good Rigging Control System - lovingly called the GRCS - is a winching and lowering system that can quickly change the amount of effort put into a rigging job. In this video Nick … read more

Carbon Neutral TreeStuff

Posted by nick@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Feb 23rd 2022

Arboriculture isn't just about revving chainsaws and making sawdust - it's about taking care of the world around us, which is why we are committed to becoming a company that has a net-positive affect on the environment. That commitment now m … read more

Community Expert Submissions Open

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Dec 13th 2021

We have $6,000 to give away, and we're giving it to the top 11 video creators who enter the Community Expert Video Contest 2.0 by January 30th! You could be one of three $1,00 … read more

Studson Helmets Product Profile

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Sep 27th 2021

Studson Safety Helmets Feature X-Shield Anti Rotational Tech, TwiceME NFID Emergency Safety Features, Fidlock Magnetic Buckles, Koroyd Shock absorption, and MORE. Watch this video to … read more

Arborist Discount Network

Posted by TreeStuff on Sep 20th 2021

The Arborist Discount Network (ADN) is the only home-shopping broadcast experience for Arborists, it's also our idea of a hobby around here so it's meant to be fun! … read more

Helpful OSHA Links

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Sep 16th 2021

How to Report to OSHA Call the nearest OSHA office. Call the OSHA 24-hour hotline at 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA). Report online: Report a Fatality or Severe Injury | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha … read more

Anchor Rings Compared

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 18th 2021

Arborists use metal rings for a wide variety of jobs, and Nick Bonner is here to compare and explain the different types of anchor rings available at TreeStuff.com. … read more

Plane Crashes Into Trees

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 18th 2021

On May 15, 2021, at about 9pm a small airplane flying over Moraine State Park in Wisconsin lost power and crashed into the canopy. Tangled in the tree tops, the three flyers were strand … read more

Climbing Systems Explained and Compared

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on May 7th 2021

Wonder how to go from a Blake's Hitch to a Hitch Climber Pulley? Or how to climb SRT/SRS? Or what makes SRT better than DRT rope climbing? Nick Bonner from TreeStuff covers tree climbin … read more

How to Choose Tree Climbing Spurs

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Apr 23rd 2021

When you're spiking up a tree, you need trust your gear - so TreeStuff made this video about our favorite tree and pole climbing spurs. Join Nick Bonner in his gear zone and learn ab … read more

Picking Tree Rigging Gear

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Apr 23rd 2021

Tree rigging is a large part of being a professional arborist - but there's so much to learn and know about it! In this video, Nick Bonner goes over the basics o … read more

Using a Portawrap

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Mar 25th 2021

The Port-a-wrap is the best rigging tool available - it's easy, affordable, and durable. In this video, Nick Bonner goes over how to operate a Port-a-wrap as a groundie. The Po … read more

Notch Fusion Roundtable Reviews

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Mar 25th 2021

The arborists behind the Tree Thinking Podcast agreed to do an in-depth review of the Notch Fusion Tether for the Rope Wrench, and they put it to the test! Below are the three review videos featuring Jamie Schlittenhart, Andrew Miron, Cory … read more

Elegir Equipo para Trepar Árboles

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Jan 21st 2021

¿Dónde empiezo? Quiero todo lo que necesito para trepar a los árboles. Obtenga recomendaciones informadas sobre todos los productos que necesita de la cabeza a l … read more

Nudos arborícolas básicos

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Jan 19th 2021

Hay cientos de nudos diferentes que puedes usar, pero algunos son nudos de caballo de batalla que se usan todo el tiempo. Mira este video para aprender los nudos más populares … read more

Sierras de mano revisadas

Posted by TreeStuff on Jan 18th 2021

¡Sierra de seda y más comparados! ¿Qué sierra de mano para arbolistas es la mejor? ¿Por qué usarí … read more

Explicación de los mosquetones

Posted by TreeStuff on Jan 18th 2021

Hay una amplia selección de mosquetones disponibles, que van desde simples mosquetones accesorios hasta los complicados mosquetones de triple acción con cierre a … read more

Gifs, Filters, & Stickers

Posted by nick@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Oct 20th 2020

Looking for Tree Climbing GIFs? These GIFs can be used anywhere you can use normal GIPHY GIFs and stickers. Search #TreeStuff & @Treestuff via GIPHY via GIPHY … read more

Premium Lanyards Reviewed

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Oct 7th 2020

Premium Positioning Lanyards Reviewed If you're climbing for work, you need a positioning lanyard - so why not make it the best positioning lanyard avail … read more

Rope Runner Pro Closer Look

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Aug 31st 2020

Notch Rope Runner Pro Closer Look The Notch Rope Runner Pro is the newest climbing device to take the arborist world by storm, based on the revolutionary … read more

Jambo Human Claw Game

Posted by TreeStuff on Aug 28th 2020

It's one of the most popular side games at Jambo. In this video, we take a look at how the claw game works, what climbers think of it and the game's charismatic and legendary … read more

How to Choose a Positioning Lanyard

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Aug 28th 2020

You trust your life to your positioning lanyard, so make sure you have the right kind! This quick video gives an in-depth look at three of the dif … read more

Greenteeth Product Profile

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Aug 28th 2020

Greenteeth manufactures the highest-quality stump grinder teeth and wheels. In this video you'll get a quick overview of why many arborists are sw … read more

Carabiners Explained

Posted by TreeStuff on Aug 28th 2020

There is a wide selection of carabiners available, ranging from simple accessory carabiners to the complicated triple-action auto-locking gated DMM Revolver Rig Locksafe. In t … read more

Fix Tethers Product Profile

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Aug 27th 2020

The Rope Logic Fix Tethers are specially constructed to be super stiff attachments for your Rope Wrench system. In this video, Carson demonstrates what makes the Fix Tether the best … read more

Speedlines Explained

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Aug 27th 2020

Speedlines are a great tool for removing debris from the tree quickly, safely, and directly to your chipper. Watch this quick video for a speedy s … read more

Basics of Rigging Thimbles

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Aug 27th 2020

Join Nick Bonner as he discusses and demonstrates some of the rigging options provided by the application of rigging rings and thimbles. … read more

Winter Gloves Reviewed - TreeStuff

Posted by TreeStuff on Aug 27th 2020

Winter Gloves for Arborists Keeping your fingers and hands warm and safe in the cold goes a long way towards keeping you safe on the … read more

Rope Runner Pro Development Video

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Aug 27th 2020

This eight-minute short film explores the development process of the Notch Rope Runner Pro and the people behind it. Inventor Kevin Bingham, Product Development Field Testers Arch Au … read more

Hand Saws Reviewed

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Aug 26th 2020

Silky Saw & More Compared! Which arborist hand saw is the best? Why would you use a curved hand saw instead of a straight hand s … read more

Cranes in Tree Care - TreeStuff

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Jan 13th 2020

Travis Vickerson sat down with TreeStuff and created these great videos based on the 9 modules in the TCIA Crane Operations Specialist Course. If you're looking to become a TCIA Certified Crane Operations Specialist, … read more

Retrievable Reference Guide

Posted by cale@treestuff.com BigCommerce on Dec 23rd 2019

TreeStuff is harnessing the power of the internet to create the ultimate guide for information on retrievable items. Will this quick link fit through that rig … read more

Aaron Workman's Story

Posted by TreeStuff on Oct 10th 2019

Aaron Workman was operating a chainsaw one day at work when something went terribly wrong, Fortunately, Workman was wearing Notch Armorflex Chainsaw Protective Pants that helpe … read more

Pruner Pole Differences

Posted by TreeStuff on Oct 10th 2019

Learn how to buy the pruner pole that's just right for your needs. Do you need a pole with ferrules for a quick-change pole saw, or do you need ultra-ligh … read more