Specialty Tree Care And Landscaping LLC
A Small Friendly Family Owned Business Since 1964.
Just because we are Experts doesn't mean our prices are High.
We have been serving this area for 53 years.
Over 16,000 Tree Jobs completed.
Trimmed, pruned, dead wooded, de-mossed, cleaned, or removed over 38,000 trees.
Why? - Because of all our satisfied customers that call us back over and over again !
Contact us at 386-672-0219 Today.
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Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Holly Hill, Palm Coast, Ormond By Sea, South Daytona
Over 65 years in the tree care industry.
Tree Care Beyond Removals©
How to Become An Excellent Tree Trimmer
1) First you should master all the skills from lesson 1 and
have a full understanding of how a ground crew works with
2) Develop good communication skills with your foreman or
boss and understand the job instructions for each project.
Walk out the job with the foreman and customer if possible
and see exactly what work is to be done. Cutting off the
wrong limbs or removal of the wrong tree is a mistake
you don't want to ever make but it can happen.
3) Before you begin the project and go into the tree you
need to discuss the job with your ground crew. Tell your
crew how you plan to do the tree and what you will expect
from them. Discuss any safety issues and precautions
that may be necessary in order to complete the project.
4) Have all the tools your crew will need off the truck and
ready before you climb into the tree. Having to stop and
wait while a crew member goes after a needed tool during
the project slows down productivity.
5) Inspect the tree before you climb for any safety hazards like
dead limbs, broken hanging limbs, cavities, decaying tree trunks,
uprooting tree trunks, utility wires or power lines. Everyone's
safety is the first priority on the job and that includes the tree
climber. If there are any safety issues you must take all necessary
steps to prevent possible property damage or injuries to the crew.
6) Tree climbers must always use the proper gear when working
in and around trees. Free climbing a tree is very unsafe and
can result in a serous injury or death from falling.
7) The tree climber must use a saddle that is in good condition
along with a good lanyard or flip line ( never use a wire core flip
line near electrical hazards). The climbing line rope must also
be in good condition without cuts or frays and be long enough
to get the climber to the ground in case of an emergency.
8) When ever possible get the climbers line in the tree first by
throwing it over a good limb that will support the climbers body
weight plus gear. A throw bag with light line works good for getting
the climbing line high in a tree. Once the climbers rope is over a
good limb at a fork be sure to test it while standing on the ground
with the climbers own weight plus one ground persons weight to
make sure it's safe and strong enough.
9) The tree climber can now use the climbing line to safely ascend
up the tree with the help of the ground crew. The climber secures
one end of the climbing line rope that is now in the tree to an
approved climbing saddle. The ground crew can hold the climbers
rope from the other end to prevent the climber from falling during the
climb up into the tree. As the climber is going up the tree the ground
crew will keep the rope tight enough to remove any slack in the line
and use a friction devise or a wrap at the trees base to prevent the
climber from falling.
10) When using a ladder to get up into the tree you should still
use the climbing line method to prevent falling as described in
paragraph nine (9). It is also very unsafe to work off a ladder
while doing tree work because a falling limb can hit the ladder
and even knock it out from under the person standing on it.
11) The tree climber should be trained and experienced in all
the skills necessary for climbing safety, repelling, proper
pruning techniques, and chainsaw safety.
12) After years of proper training and experience a tree
climber can become an excellent tree trimmer that can
change ordinary trees into healthy beautiful works of art
that will live and grow for many years to come.
Tree care is more than just cutting off tree limbs and
dropping them to the ground,instead it is always doing
what is best for the tree.
Make a difference by saving good trees in your community
and don't abuse them with improper trimming techniques
that destroy the shape or cause them to die.
Specialty Tree Care