Other ISA Certified Arborists on Staff: Mikolaj Miazio
Seattle Metro, Western Washington
Washington Counties Served:
- Air Spade Work
- Construction Management
- Crane Work
- 24 hr. Emergency Service
- Expert Witness
- Habitat Revival
- Hazard/Risk Assessment
- Insect/Pest/Disease Diagnosis
- Landscape Planning/Management
- Native Restoration
- Ornamental Pruning
- Permit Assistance
- Plant Health Care
- Report Writing
- Tree Selection
- Urban Forest Management
- View Enhancement/Clearing
The first ANSI Standard for tree care was developed in 1991. Since then our industry has developed eleven different standards in regard to tree care. In July, updates to both the Pruning (A300 Part 1) and the Tree Risk Assessment (A300 Part 9) standards were released. There are several very significant changes to the Pruning standard. … read more of ANSI Pruning Standard Updated.
I’ve been working and climbing with trees for a few years now. And I’ve developed a set of rules for myself to stay safe, efficient, and make my job easier. Here they are: Read more of The Rules.
Perhaps the best way to accomplish great tree work is to start with a clear objective. Ask yourself, What are you doing, and why are you doing it? If you can ask and answer these questions honestly and clearly, you’ll be well on your way to a successful conclusion. There are so many options in … read more of Tree Climbing 101: Objective-Based Tree Climbing.
A few years ago, I was attending a tree biology class at the University of British Columbia. During the introduction period of the class each of us in attendance was asked to tell who we were and relate our favorite tree. I recall talking about the Douglas-fir; it is a favorite of mine because of … read more of Climbing 101: My Favorite Tree.
Let’s talk ergonomics. Ergonomics is the fitting of a job to a person. This can easily be seen in the contrast between the shapes and sizes of certain tools that climbing arborists use. We can often see that these are more comfortable to use. But why is this important? A recent OSHA study showed that … read more of Ergonomics.
Following is a list of acronyms that can help you to remember important aspects of tree climbing. You may have heard some or all of them before. I have used and continue to use all of these in my day-to-day work protocols. SEE – Safer, Easier, More Efficient When analyzing a new technique or tool to … read more of Acronyms.
I often listen to National Public Radio (read: I’m old…) on my commute to and from the jobsite. One program is called, This I Believe. The show features essays from people, some famous and others not so much, who talk about the closely held beliefs that drive their day-to-day life. In honor of those stories, … read more of What Do You Believe About Arboriculture?.
As tree climbers, we use guidelines to ensure that each piece of our kit meets a specified strength. However, how many of us have examined our climbing equipment as a system? And have you ever noticed how these systems can range from simple to extremely complex? This article focuses not on a particular component, or … read more of How Many Links Are In Your Chain?.