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National Tree Climbing Guide [2015 Electronic Edition]Author(s): Jerry Berdeen; Burnham Chamberlain; Teryl Grubb; Art Henderson; Brock Mayo; Manfred Mielke; Kathryn Purcell; Dennis Ringnes; Marc Roberts; Donna Stubbs; Micah Thorning
Source: Tech. Rep. 0567-2819-MTDC. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 88 p.
Publication Series: Other
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe Forest Service Tree Climbing Program provides direction that protects Forest Service employees while ascending, descending, and working aloft in trees by establishing national direction based on recognized industry standards, procedures and practices. Climbing and working in trees demands specialized equipment and skills. The potential for a serious injury or fatal fall is always present, so employees shall be trained and certified before they engage in tree climbing operations and activities. The Forest Service Silvicultural Practices Handbook, FSH 2409.17, Chapter 50-Forest Tree Improvement, shall be followed.
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CitationBerdeen, Jerry; Chamberlain, Burnham; Grubb, Teryl; Henderson, Art; Mayo, Brock; Mielke, Manfred; Purcell, Kathryn; Ringnes, Dennis; Roberts, Marc; Stubbs, Donna; Thorning, Micah. 2015. National Tree Climbing Guide [2015 Electronic Edition]. Tech. Rep. 0567-2819-MTDC. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 88 p.
KeywordsForest Service Tree Climbing Program, industry standards, procedures, practices
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