Tips From The Canopy

Tips From The Canopy

<span>TFTC#29</span> When Purchasing Arborist Equipment...

TFTC#29 When Purchasing Arborist Equipment...

Sherrilltree Jul 22nd 2021
Making a purchase doesn't have to be as difficult as you might think. Whether you're looking for something that's simple and efficient, or ergonomic and versatile, a … read more
<span>TFTC#28</span> Contract Climbing With Derrick Martin: Part 1

TFTC#28 Contract Climbing With Derrick Martin: Part 1

Sherrilltree Jul 13th 2021
We spoke with Derrick Martin about his general approach to contract climbing and safety. When did you start contract climbing? I went out … read more
Notice for the  Edelrid TREEREX Harness

Notice for the Edelrid TREEREX Harness

Safety Update Jun 25th 2021
Since mid-2020, EDELRID has been advised of 32 cases (as of June 18, 2021) showing defects with the 28 mm Triple Lock (TL) buckles on the TREEREX harness. In the majority of these cases, the plastic housing on the buckle had loosened, and i … read more
Notice for the Notch Sentinel Harness

Notice for the Notch Sentinel Harness

Safety Update Jun 18th 2021
It has come to our attention that two (2) Notch Equipment Sentinel harnesses have had the plastic housing on the waist buckle come apart. This plastic housing is used to keep the waist buckle seated in position and is not part of a primary l … read more
Excerpt from “Groundie” by Jeff Jepson: The Role of the Ground Worker….At a Glance.

Excerpt from “Groundie” by Jeff Jepson: The Role of the Ground Worker….At a Glance.

Sherrilltree Jun 17th 2021
This could be the most difficult job you’ll ever have. But, if you stick with it long enough, it might become the best job you’ll ever have. Sadly, most ground workers don't last very long. The majority quit within the first c … read more
<span>TFTC #27</span> A Must Have (but hope to never use) Kit

TFTC #27 A Must Have (but hope to never use) Kit

Sherrilltree Jun 10th 2021
Several shiny tools and devices beckon us to click Buy Now! Mechanical hitches, ascenders, swivels, and such make our lives easier while we’re aloft, but what about first aid kits? The excitement dies, right? I mean, it’s just … read more
<span>Brand Spotlight</span> CAMP: Innovations for Arborists

Brand Spotlight CAMP: Innovations for Arborists

Sherrilltree Jun 8th 2021
Among all the new gear coming out this year, some great innovations are coming from CAMP, a company with a rich history and strong vision for the future of climbing equipment. … read more
<span>TFTC #26</span> Make Hydration Happen

TFTC #26 Make Hydration Happen

Sherrilltree May 20th 2021
As spring turns to summer and busy season kicks into overdrive, every tailgate safety meeting happening right now is about hydration. Many are learning how to tell when they’re dehydrated. They’re learning about all the bodily f … read more
<span>TFTC #25</span> Different Ways to Ascend a Tree

TFTC #25 Different Ways to Ascend a Tree

Video Apr 29th 2021
Daryl Stanley, arborist and trainer, demonstrates four different ways to ascend a tree as we discuss the pros and con … read more
Foot and Knee Ascenders with Jared

Foot and Knee Ascenders with Jared

Video Apr 15th 2021
Let's talk with Jared Abrojena about how foot and knee ascenders are useful piec … read more
<span>TFTC #24</span> Mark Chisholm on Cutting

TFTC #24 Mark Chisholm on Cutting

Sherrilltree Apr 1st 2021
We got the chance to interview Mark Chisholm, Director of Operations at Aspen Tree Expert Co., about his general approach to cutting. … read more
<span>TFTC#23</span> Phil Kelley on Rigging

TFTC#23 Phil Kelley on Rigging

Sherrilltree Mar 24th 2021
This year for the 2021 Master catalog, we got the chance to interview several leaders in the arborist community about their knowledge on different subject matters. W … read more
<span>TFTC#22</span> Ryan Torcicollo on Climbing

TFTC#22 Ryan Torcicollo on Climbing

Sherrilltree Mar 18th 2021
We spoke with Ryan Torcicollo, General Tree Care Talent Developer at SavATree, about his general approach to climbing. … read more
<span>TFTC #21</span> Jared Abrojena on Ropes

TFTC #21 Jared Abrojena on Ropes

Sherrilltree Mar 11th 2021
This year for the 2021 Master catalog, we got the chance to interview several leaders in the arborist community about their knowledge on differe … read more
Tree Talk with Jared - Ropes

Tree Talk with Jared - Ropes

Video Mar 4th 2021
Let's talk with Jared Abrojena about how to pick what rope is best for your needs. #TipsFromTheCanopy #TFTC #JaredAbro … read more
<span>TFTC #20</span> Tyler Zuniga on PPE

TFTC #20 Tyler Zuniga on PPE

by Daryl Stanley Feb 25th 2021
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Tree Talk with Jared

Tree Talk with Jared

Video Feb 11th 2021
Here we sit down with world champion, tree climber, and arborist Jared Abrojena to discuss the important of safety, tra … read more
Notice for the Notch Rope Runner Pro

Notice for the Notch Rope Runner Pro

Safety Update Feb 2nd 2021
It has been brought to our attention that on a small number of the 53420 Rope Runner Pro devices, the bolt that holds the lever plate stationary during the loading and unloading of the rope, can back out during use. The … read more
 How to Install a Hitch Climber Pulley System

How to Install a Hitch Climber Pulley System

Video Dec 1st 2020
The Hitch Climber System is a favorite of tree climbing professionals around the world. Available with either 8mm or … read more
Arborist Interview - Daryl (Pt. 2)

Arborist Interview - Daryl (Pt. 2)

Video Nov 2nd 2020
Welcome to our TFTC Arborist Interviews series. We’re talking with Daryl Stanley, ST friend and contract arborist … read more
Arborist Interview - Daryl (Pt. 1)

Arborist Interview - Daryl (Pt. 1)

Video Oct 15th 2020
Welcome to our first installment of our TFTC Arborist Interviews series. We&rsqu … read more
<span>Brand Spotlight</span> Samson Rope

Brand Spotlight Samson Rope

Sherrilltree Team Oct 8th 2020
We recently spoke with Gavin McWilliams, Technologies Global Product Manager for industrial and specialty ropes at Samson Ropes on what is next … read more
Adding a Micro Pulley to a Traditional System

Adding a Micro Pulley to a Traditional System

Video Sep 30th 2020
How to add a micro pulley into a traditional system. .blog-thumbnail img { display: none !important; ma … read more
Carabiner Gates

Carabiner Gates

Video Sep 18th 2020
There’s a wide variety of carabiners, so which do you need? We’re co … read more
<span>Brand Spotlight</span> Notch Equipment

Brand Spotlight Notch Equipment

Sherrilltree Team Aug 21st 2020
We recently spoke with Mike Ziecik, the product management director of Notch Equipment (@notchequipment), on the arborist industry and what’ … read more
<span>TFTC #19</span> Wound Dressing Protocols

TFTC #19 Wound Dressing Protocols

by Travis Vickerson Jul 31st 2020
So the unthinkable happens! Maybe it’s a skin sacrifice to the Silky handsaw gods, or even suffered the fate of a tur … read more
<span>TFTC #18</span> Arboriculture – Is it an Occupation or a Profession?

TFTC #18 Arboriculture – Is it an Occupation or a Profession?

by Travis Vickerson Jul 16th 2020
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<span>TFTC #17</span> Reducing Force in a Rigging System

TFTC #17 Reducing Force in a Rigging System

North American Training Solutions Jun 18th 2020
 Introduction Rigging for a production arborist can be challenging and complicated. Simple natural branch union riggin … read more
Inspection Notice for ISC Triple Action Snaps

Inspection Notice for ISC Triple Action Snaps

Safety Update Jun 10th 2020
Read the PDF below for the safety information for the ISC Triple Action Snap Hooks. Part numbers #33741, #33392, #34065, and any product containing these snaps should be inspected. Download the Inspection Notice … read more
<span>TFTC #16</span> Ground Support for Tree Care

TFTC #16 Ground Support for Tree Care

North American Training Solutions May 27th 2020
A climber is only as good as his or her ground crew. Like so many things in life, safe, effic … read more
<span>TFTC #15</span> Tree Climber's Checklist

TFTC #15 Tree Climber's Checklist

North American Training Solutions Apr 29th 2020
The act of climbing a tree for production arboriculture is a complex task that should be treated … read more
<span>Brand Spotlight</span> Clogger

Brand Spotlight Clogger

Sherrilltree Team Dec 16th 2019
SHERRILLtree recently spoke with the founder and owner of Clogger (@cloggernz) Lincoln Smith, about his business in Clogger … read more
Notch Wrap Star Eye-N-Eye Prusik

Notch Wrap Star Eye-N-Eye Prusik

Video Nov 20th 2019
Notch Wrap Star 10.1mm and 8.1mm prusik cords's construction featuring HMPE core … read more
Notch Gear Bags

Notch Gear Bags

Video Nov 20th 2019
Notch full line of Gear Bags, Pro Deluxe, Notch Throwline cube, Pro Gear Bag, Pr … read more
Notch V3 Quickie

Notch V3 Quickie

Video Nov 20th 2019
Watch the video about the Notch V3 Quickie connector. … read more
Notch Gecko Steel Climbers

Notch Gecko Steel Climbers

Video Nov 20th 2019
Notch Gecko Steel Climbers with replaceable Tree or Pole gaffs. .blog … read more
Notch Sonic Climbing Pants

Notch Sonic Climbing Pants

Video Nov 20th 2019
Watch the video featuring Notch Sonic Climbing Pants. .blog-thumbnail … read more
Notch Jet Step

Notch Jet Step

Video Nov 4th 2019
Ambidextrous foot ascender with dual toothless cams. … read more
<span>Arborist Spotlight</span> Francisco Davila

Arborist Spotlight Francisco Davila

Sherrilltree Team Oct 25th 2019
Sherrilltree recently spoke with Spider GreenScapes LLC owner Francisco Davila (@greensspider) about his love of climbing an … read more
DMM Nexus Swivel Safety Notice

DMM Nexus Swivel Safety Notice

Oct 24th 2019
DMM has recently made us aware of an incorrectly assembled DMM Nexus swivel body. DMM assures us this initial investigation indicates that this is an isolated, one-off occurrence affecting a  … read more
Notch Sentinel Harness

Notch Sentinel Harness

Video Oct 9th 2019
Notch considered comfort, fit, adjustability, customization, weight, and more … read more
<span>TFTC #14</span> Are chainsaw pants worth the expense?

TFTC #14 Are chainsaw pants worth the expense?

Sep 30th 2019
Have you noticed, over the last couple years, chainsaw protective pants rising in popularity? No lon … read more
Safety Update for Sequoia and Sequoia SRT

Safety Update for Sequoia and Sequoia SRT

Sep 20th 2019
Read below for the safety information for the tree care harnesses Sequoia and Sequoia SRT: Safety Information in English (PDF) Information sécurité en français (PDF) Cl … read more
<span>Brand Spotlight</span> Petzl

Brand Spotlight Petzl

Sherrilltree Team Sep 10th 2019
Sherrilltree recently spoke with Petzl's Eastern Sales Manager Rudy Rutemiller (@run_rudy) about his work in the arborist in … read more
<span>TFTC #13</span> Maintaining Your Carabiners

TFTC #13 Maintaining Your Carabiners

Jul 25th 2019
This industry is great at many things, especially putting gear through its paces. Yes, some arborist … read more
<span>Arborist Spotlight</span> John Maksanty

Arborist Spotlight John Maksanty

Sherrilltree Team Jul 11th 2019
Sherrilltree recently spoke with the owner of American Lawn & Tree (@americanlawntree on Instagram) John Maksanty, about … read more
<span>TFTC #12</span> Make Gear Inspection Your #1 Safety Habit

TFTC #12 Make Gear Inspection Your #1 Safety Habit

Jun 21st 2019
It is well known that the tree care industry is not the safest of work environments. Our decisions can make it dangerous. Th … read more
NOTCH Armorflex Chainsaw Protective Pants

NOTCH Armorflex Chainsaw Protective Pants

Video May 24th 2019
The NOTCH Armorflex Chainsaw Protective Pants were designed with the arborist … read more
<span>Arborist Spotlight</span> Isobel Watson

Arborist Spotlight Isobel Watson

Sherrilltree Team May 23rd 2019
Sherrilltree recently spoke with UK arborist Isobel Watson about what she loves about climbing and how she got into this bus … read more
<span>TFTC #11</span> The Mechanical Advantage: Pt. II

TFTC #11 The Mechanical Advantage: Pt. II

Apr 18th 2019
In the last installment, we ventured down the road of Mechanical Advantage and discussed “Working Smarter (safer) and harder” in relation to the job site. For this entry, we’ll dive into … read more
<span>TFTC #10</span> Tips From The Canopy Enters The Master Catalog!

TFTC #10 Tips From The Canopy Enters The Master Catalog!

Mar 12th 2019
One of the biggest projects every year is the SHERRILLtree Master Catalog (which showcases our huge selection of climbing equipment) and we are truly excited to debut in the 2019 Catalog and some of the new fea … read more
<span>TFTC #9</span> Mechanical Advantage... Working Smarter?

TFTC #9 Mechanical Advantage... Working Smarter?

Feb 8th 2019
We have all heard the saying “Work smarter, not harder.” While there is truth to this, sometimes, depending … read more
URGENT: RopeGuide Safety Inspection

URGENT: RopeGuide Safety Inspection

Jan 17th 2019
Safety in the industry is our highest concern. Please review the following notification in regards to the ART RopeGuide 2010 and Twinline: https://www.freeworker.de/en/2019/01/16/safety-information-ropeguide-2 … read more
<span>TFTC #8</span> Get Mechanically Inclined in your tree work

TFTC #8 Get Mechanically Inclined in your tree work

Jan 10th 2019
In every job, completing a task safely and efficiently is at the top of the priority list. Wouldn't you agree? … read more
<span>TFTC #7</span> Work Positioning Done Right

TFTC #7 Work Positioning Done Right

Dec 18th 2018
Does the following sound familiar? You’re working in a tree, and the comfort level for making a cut is anything b … read more
Rope Cannon

Rope Cannon

Video Nov 27th 2018
Fill your rope bag and relocate long lines in just seconds with the Rope Canno … read more
<span>TFTC #6</span>  Maximizing your Climbing System Efficiency

TFTC #6 Maximizing your Climbing System Efficiency

Oct 25th 2018
One quote I heard early on and have kept in the back of my mind comes from Tony Tresselt. Tony is a well experienced arb … read more
How to Install A Ring And Ring Friction Saver

How to Install A Ring And Ring Friction Saver

Video Oct 11th 2018
Watch the video about technique, tips and tricks of installing a ring and ring f … read more
<span>TFTC #5</span> Efficiency with Friction Savers

TFTC #5 Efficiency with Friction Savers

Oct 11th 2018
Friction is something we encounter on every job site, and it is either working for us or against us. It can be o … read more
<span>TFTC #4</span> A Rope is a Rope... Or is it?  (Part 3)

TFTC #4 A Rope is a Rope... Or is it? (Part 3)

Sep 26th 2018
Through the last couple of posts, we have looked at several factors that affect ropes. We first looked at rope constructio … read more
<span>TFTC #3</span> A Rope is a Rope... Or is it (Part 2)

TFTC #3 A Rope is a Rope... Or is it (Part 2)

Sep 6th 2018
As part of this series on rope, we will get into the materials, technology and other specifics that work together to create ou … read more
<span>TFTC #2</span> A Rope is a Rope... Or is it?

TFTC #2 A Rope is a Rope... Or is it?

Brandon Nance Aug 23rd 2018
I am unsure where I first heard it, but I remember being told earlier in life that a rope is a rope until it is given a func … read more
<span>TFTC #1</span>  Introducing Tips from the Canopy

TFTC #1 Introducing Tips from the Canopy

Jul 26th 2018
We are excited to kick off a new project: Tips From the Canopy! We have a lot of great ideas for this blog: safety and educational topics, new product reviews and insight, videos, climber interviews, techni … read more
ArborFest North East 2018: Presented by SHERRILLtree

ArborFest North East 2018: Presented by SHERRILLtree

Video Jul 12th 2018
Watch highlights of SHERRILLtree ArborFest NE 2018! … read more
Notch Triple Thimble

Notch Triple Thimble

Video Feb 8th 2018
A new configuration of rigging thimble that allows you to add friction at the ri … read more
Notch Sentinel Harness

Notch Sentinel Harness

Video Feb 8th 2018
The Sentinel Saddle was developed with one main goal: make the most user friendl … read more
Notch Modular Cart

Notch Modular Cart

Video Feb 8th 2018
The Notch Modular Cart is made of high-grade steel, with smooth, concise welds. … read more
Reecoil Big Boss Lanyard

Reecoil Big Boss Lanyard

Video Jan 12th 2018
The Reecoil Big Boss Lanyard is designed to be a hard wearing, heavy duty tool l … read more
Kask vs. Imitation

Kask vs. Imitation

Video Aug 18th 2017
Drop test of Kask Super Plasma Helmet vs Imitation. Beware of imitation. … read more

Rock Exotica Unicender

Video Mar 2nd 2017
Rock Exotica shows the basic installation and use for the Rock Exotica U … read more

HAAS Velox

Video Aug 29th 2016
The Velox improves upon the already ingenious HAAS system, adding an additional … read more

Rope Jack by CMI

Video Aug 15th 2016
This is the Rope Jack manufactured by CMI. All the components are alumin … read more

ReeCoil Field

Video Jun 17th 2016
Here's a quick video showing a few of the unique features of the ReeCoil … read more

Foot Ascenders

Video Dec 12th 2014
This video gives a quick comparison of the CMI, CT, and PETZL foot ascen … read more