Competitive Tree Climbing

Tree Climbing Champions

Competitive tree climbing has helped mold our industry over many years, actually decades. It all started in the late 70’s and was molded after what was called the Lineman Rodeo. That event was put on by utility companies and the competition was an aerial rescue on a utility pole. Line clearance tree trimers got wind […]

Knots To Know For Arborists

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I have been in the arboriculture industry for over 30 years and the industry has certainly evolved and changed over that time. The education on proper pruning techniques has improved and we now have many more tools available to get the work done. When I started working in the field the primary tools that we […]

Arbor-Culture: Balancing Act, part 2:

How does KTS keep balance? When we were developing a program, we knew the program needed to be simple to understand, visual and directly applied to every single team member. We developed and implemented the Performance Triangle. Safety is the foundation of the triangle and like any triangle, no side is more important than the […]

Arbor-Culture: Balancing Act, part 1:

Balance is something every organization needs in order to be successful, whether that organization is a private tree care company, professional sports team or manufacturing corporation. A strong offense is useless without a strong defense. Quality products are weak unless they have strong sales and marketing to support them. Staff of any organization will not […]

Read All About It! Article Written by Todd Kramer Appears in TCIA Magazine

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Utilizing proper tree rigging forces and techniques is the subject of a fascinating article written by Todd Kramer, which is featured in the May issue of the Tree Care Industry Association magazine. The article describes a challenging limb removal situation which required a number of factors to safely remove the large limb. Not only was […]

2013 TCIA Expo coming to Charlotte, North Carolina

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The World’s largest tree care Expo and Conference is November 14-16 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The annual Expo and Conference, hosted by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) offers leaders in tree care, business and safety the opportunity to network and compare products and services. Kramer Tree Specialists is excited to have several representatives attending […]

31st Annual Illinois Arborist Association Conference this week!

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The Tinley Park Convention Center is the location for the 2013 IAA Conference, October 21-23rd. It is an excellent opportunity to experience and discuss issues and trends concerning the Illinois Tree Care Industry. A wide variety of classes and sessions are offered to attendees. Click here for more event information. Kramer Tree Specialists is proud […]

2013 Illinois Tree Climbing Championship results are in!

  Saturday, May 11 was the date of the Illinois Tree Climbing Championship, hosted by the Illinois Arborist Association. Despite the cool weather, it was an enjoyable event for both the competitors and spectators. Cantigny Park was a beautiful site for the competition. Todd Kramer, with Kramer Tree Specialists won the Championship and will compete […]

Kramer Tree Specialists participating in Illinois Tree Climbing Championships!

Come watch Kramer Tree Specialists and other tree companies as they compete for the Illinois Tree Climbing Championship on May 11th at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. This exciting event, hosted by the Illinois Arborist Association, includes a variety of tree climbing challenges each climber must successfully perform in order to win prizes and the ultimate […]

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