Boy did we have fun climbing in Shannon’s giant Garry Oak two weekends ago! Thanks to the Bainbridge Island Review for covering the event. What most impressed me was that five guys showed up who had never competed in any tree comp before – it sure takes a lot of guts to come out and [...]
I’ll be representing Bainbridge Island next weekend in Portland climbing at one of our regional Tree Climbing Competitions! I’m super nervous (again) and mostly prepared though I know it will be all I’m thinking about this week (sorry clients!). Our comp’s are made of 5 events that range from timed climbing events to more skilled [...]
Thanks to Dan Kraus, more than 800 cats have been rescued from trees in the Seattle area. As a result of completing my first cat rescue last month, Dan generously added me to his directory of arborist who rescue cats! I’m very proud to start offering this service to Bainbridge Island. My next door neighbor, [...]
This test was a great test for a tree professional to show they know basic skills and I’m proud to say I passed. It covers a lot of ground from tying knots, safety (how far away from your truck should the gas can be) and practical information like rigging a log over a house. Yep, [...]
Was just up in beautiful Bellingham to test for the ISA Tree Worker Certification. This involved a written test from everything including aerial rescue, working around electrical wires, rigging and other topics any tree worker should be familiar with and a climbing-a-tree-to-work skills test. There were only a few of us there despite the gorgeous [...]
Oh boy, I’m nervous. Since December I’ve been doing a whole lot of learning and stretching the skills for my first tree climbing comp in Olympia. I’ll be climbing alongside two very talented women who will def make me step up my game. Part of me is biting my nails and part of me says, [...]
Last month we had a death in our arborist community – I posted my thoughts on it on Robin’s blog here. I honestly think it was an eye opener for a lot of the guys who trim trees in my area. Lots of the companies out here hire their sons, nephews and cousins to work [...]
It’s approximately 20 degrees outside and not much warmer inside the house on this last day of the year. It’s hard to get motivated to get out and do tree work in this weather I tell you! This year the business continued to grow from referrals coming from Island regulars, and new clients in Poulsbo, [...]
As someone else said, Hie thee over to Vanessa’s blog for the April Fool’s installment of the Festival of Trees. Yours truly posted about her first time laughing in a huge Douglas fir!
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