To Spur or Not

If a tree is being brought down/removed the Arborist may use a pair of spurs attached to his feet to climb the tree, but if only a limb is being removed or the tree is being dead-wooded then the Arborist will use a method that uses only a rope and harness to climb the tree.

When a climber uses spurs he is putting a spike/hole into the trees system and so if the tree is not coming out he may put a few hundred holes in the tree by the time he finishes the work resulting in pathogens or insects entering the trees system.

Arborist Mornington Peninsula

So if the tree is to be removed, spurs can be used.

If the tree is having work performed, rope and harness to be used.

 

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