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

Figure 2 Sheet Bend

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 […]

How To Succeed in Arboriculture – Innovation – 1 of 5 Kramer Tree Specialists Core Values

Climbing Gear

To achieve the highest quality arboriculture services and products to our clients, we as a company focus on five primary core values. These include safety, professionalism, exceptional client service, exceptional work environment, and innovation. These core values are what our team continually focuses on in order to continually improve our services and products to our […]

TCI Expo 2011 Recap

It was another great success at this year’s TCI Expo in Hartford, Connecticut.  Despite the snow and power outages throughout the State of Connecticut, the Expo went on and had a great attendance.  The TCI Expo is an annual event put on by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and it displays all of the […]

The Journey to Sydney

  Our very own, Todd Kramer, Director of Field Operations and seven-time Illinois Arborist Association Tree Climbing Champion, came away with his 8th state Championship title this past May in Wood Dale.  In addition, two other competitors from Kramer Tree Specialists, Jason Diehl and Rob Kraker, finished in the top five, 2nd and 5th places […]

Tree Climbing Down Under! G’Day Mates!

    On May 7th, 2011 our very own Todd Kramer was deemed Champion at the Illinois Tree Climbing Competition.  Kramer, now 8-time winner of this title, has qualified to compete in the 2011 International Tree Climbing Competition (ITCC) on July 23 and 24 in Sydney, Australia. Todd has competed across the United States, Europe, […]

Illinois Arborist Association Tree Climbing Championship Results

What a great event this past weekend at the Salt Creek Forest Preserve in Wood Dale!  Congratulations to all of the climbers that participated.  Our very own, Todd Kramer, Director of Field Operations and seven time Illinois Arborist Association Tree Climbing Champion, came away with his 8th Championship title! With this win, Todd has punched […]

Quest to Sydney – IAA Tree Climbing Competition

  The Illinois Tree Climbing Competition is scheduled for May 7, 2011 at Salt Creek Forest Preserve in Wood Dale, IL.  The event begins around 9 AM and goes throughout the afternoon. The winner of this competition will be participating at the International Tree Climbing competition in Sydney, Australia in July of this year.  The […]

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