Tree work is inherently dangerous. Be advised that ‘Educated Climber’ materials are intended for informational purposes only, and cannot be substituted for professional, in-person instruction. Serious injury or death could result from the use of techniques and equipment described here. It is the reader’s responsibility to seek qualified instruction in the techniques and safety protocols of tree climbing, tree felling, and general tree work. Every person involved in any type of tree work should exercise patience, good judgement, and an abundance of caution while practicing new techniques. Unfamiliar techniques should be practiced in a controlled environment before they are incorporated into everyday work procedures.
If you have not been properly trained, or you have any doubts as to your ability to safely complete any type of tree work task, especially those involving climbing and/or chainsaws, please do not attempt it. This material is presented with no liability to the author, expressed or implied, in the case of any injuries, death, or damages resulting from the use or misuse of the information contained herein.
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– Patrick Masterson