Books

Books
  • (A 162 page book)
    An advanced training series that requires the user to have already mastered basic climbing skills and cutting techniques. This series begins with the basic methods for hardware selection and use, knot tying and limb removal, and advances to compound rigging techniques for removing heavy wood.

    A “Must Have” for riggers.
    Code: BOOK/ASPR
    $67.85 inc GST
  • Knots at Work is Jepson’s most recent publication. In this 184-page field guide, more than 50 different knots are presented. Both aspects of knot knowledge are given equal time—knot construction (tying the knots) and knot application (using the knots). This information can be quickly grasped, because of the lavishly illustrated pages, easy-to-read text, and unique cross-reference format. And because of the book's compact size it’s more likely to be used in the field where it’s needed most.
    Code: BOOK/KAW
    $43.13 inc GST
  • (A 104 page book)
    A reference and training manual for professional tree climbers.
    Climbing techniques, the best knots, tools of the trade.

    A "Must Have" for Arborists
    Code: BOOK/TCC
    $43.13 inc GST
  • Dirk Lingens, a German arborist and self confessed knot junkie, has collected and recorded knots commonly used in the arboricultural industry. There are also a few exotic and uncommon knots, some are published here for the first time.

    A “Must Have” for knotters.
    (A 88 page book)
    Code: BOOK/TCK
    $49.45 inc GST
  • Now in its third edition, this popular manual from TCIA combines practical experience, technical knowledge and explains the American regulatory guidance for crane use in tree care operations. Crane Best Practices:
    - Provides the collective experience of professional crane operators and arborists who are recognized experts in crane operations
    - Illustrates fundamental principles of crane selection, set-up and operation
    - Demonstrates important “how-to’s” beyond basic tree/crane industry standards
    Softcover, Wire-bound, 60 pages
    Code: CBMP
    $117.30 inc GST
  • ISA has developed a series of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the purpose of interpreting tree care standards and providing guidelines of practice for arborists, tree workers, and the people who employ their services.

    This BMP provides reasons why pruning is undertaken, explains pruning types and amounts, provides background on pruning cuts, reviews sample pruning specifications, and comments on timing of these operations. It also serves as a companion publication for American National Standard for Tree Care Operations—Tree, Shrub and Other Woody Plant Management—Standard Practices (Pruning).

    Topics in this BMP include:

    • Pruning Objectives
    • Pruning Methods (Types)
    • Branch Attachment
    • Pruning Cuts
    • How Much to Prune
    • When to Prune
    • Pruning Tools
    • Pruning Specifications
    • Glossary of Terms

    This 37-page softcover booklet was last revised in 2008.
    ©2008
    Code: P1314
    $19.90 inc GST
  • ISA has developed a series of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the purpose of interpreting tree care standards and providing guidelines of practice for arborists, tree workers, and the people who employ their services.

    This BMP focuses on the active process of tree planting, including site and species selection, planting practices, post-planting pruning, and early tree care. It also serves as a companion publication for American National Standard for Tree Care Operations—Tree, Shrub and Other Woody Plant Management—Standard Practices (Transplanting).

    Topics in this BMP include:

    • Time of Planting
    • Nursery Stock: Types, Selection, and Handling
    • Preparing the Planting Hole
    • Planting Practices
    • Root Loss and New Root Growth
    • Redevelopment of Root Structure
    • Pruning
    • Palms
    • After Planting
    • Final Inspection
    • Glossary of Terms

    This 41-page softcover booklet was last revised in 2005.
    ©2005
    Code: P1317
    $19.90 inc GST
  • ISA has developed a series of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the purpose of interpreting tree care standards and providing guidelines of practice for arborists, tree workers, and the people who employ their services.

    This BMP is written for professionals who manage a large number of trees that are considered primarily as individuals rather than as groups, in locations such as municipalities, university campuses, cemeteries, military bases, corporate grounds, arboreta, homeowners associations, and private grounds. It strives to serve as a guide for making informed choices that will match inventory goals with needs and resources.

    Topics in this BMP include:

    • Inventory Goals and Objectives
    • Inventory Benefits and Costs
    • Inventory Types
    • Developing Work Specifications
    • Maintaining Inventory Quality

    This 35-page softcover booklet was last revised in 2013.
    ©2013
    Code: P1318
    $19.90 inc GST
  • ISA has developed a series of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the purpose of interpreting tree care standards and providing guidelines of practice for arborists, tree workers, and the people who employ their services.

    This BMP describes tree preservation practices that help to protect selected trees throughout the construction process so that they will continue to provide benefits for decades after site disturbance. It also serves as a companion publication for American National Standard for Tree Care Operations—Tree, Shrub and Other Woody Plant Management—Standard Practices (Management of Trees and Shrubs During Site Planning, Site Development, and Construction).

    Topics in this BMP include:

    • Planning Phase
    • Design Phase
    • Pre-Construction Phase
    • Construction Phase
    • Post-Construction Phase
    • Glossary of Terms

    This 35-page softcover booklet was last revised in 2008.
    ©2008
    Code: P1535
    $19.90 inc GST
  • ISA has developed a series of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the purpose of interpreting tree care standards and providing guidelines of practice for arborists, tree workers, and the people who employ their services.

    This BMP is intended to serve as a guide for arborists to assess tree risk as accurately and consistently as possible, to evaluate that risk, and to recommend measures that achieve an acceptable level of risk. It also serves as a companion publication for American National Standard for Tree Care Operations—Tree, Shrub and Other Woody Plant Management—Standard Practices (Tree Risk Assessment a. Tree Structure Assessment).

    Topics in this BMP include:

    • Risk Assessment Basics
    • Levels and Scope of Tree Risk Assessment
    • Assessing and Evaluation Risk from Tree Failures
    • Tree Risk Categorization
    • Tree Risk Mitigation: Preventive and Remedial Actions
    • Risk Reporting
    • Tree Related Conflicts
    • Loads on Trees
    • Structural Defects and Conditions That Affect Likelihood of Failure
    • Assessing Response Growth
    • Description of Select Types of Advanced Assessments
    • Glossary of Terms

    This 81-page softcover booklet was last revised in 2011.
    ©2011
    Code: P1542
    $31.80 inc GST
  • This authoritative manual from TCIA helps marry the accepted standards and principles of tree rigging to specific applications. Fully illustrated, with extensive contribution from recognized experts. Features in-depth discussions of hazard tree inspection, rigging methods, equipment, forces and friction, crew safety, and more.
    Code: RBP2
    $117.30 inc GST
  • Book: TCIA Best Practices for Stumpgrinder Operations

    Stump grinding usually falls to the least trained person on the crew. An untrained person running a heavy, expensive machine - usually alone - will quickly find there is much more to safe stump grinding operations than simply unloading it and starting it up. The Best Practices of Stump Grinding Operations in Arboriculture is the missing link between safe, productive stump grinding, and lost time/revenue due to property damage or injuries.

    This guidebook reveals essential information about stump grinding operations that untrained personnel would not consider: grinding operations on a slope, traveling or moving the grinder over snow or mud, the care and feeding of grinder knives to prevent injuries, preventing property damage, grinding near underground utilities, etc. Send your newly trained stump grinder operator into the field with all the tools they will need to complete the job to the customer's satisfaction as well as the bottom line.

    Code: SGBP
    $145.00 inc GST