Join Montpelier City Arborist Adam McCullough in this half-day workshop to learn an accessible and cost-effective way to improve safety when removing trees in public ways and places - using a rope to guide trees to the ground while keeping workers out of the strike zone.
Dates and Locations
There are two options to attend this training.
July 20th, 8am-12pm: Oakledge Park, Burlington
July 21st, 8am-12pm: Hubbard Park, Montpelier
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is intended for:
- municipal road crews
- public works departments
- parks departments
- any other municipal staff actively working with public trees.
All training will occur from the ground -- there is no tree climbing needed or expected during this workshop.
This will be a very hands on training! Pulling trees over with rope allows you to never have someone in the strike zone while you are applying force to the tree.
- Learn a Bowline knot.
- Learn a Girth hitch to attach and detach a throw weight from a throw line.
- Learn how to use a rope bag and throw line cube.
- Learn how to flake a rope.
- Learn how to throw the throw weight.
- Learn how to attach the rope to the throw line so it can be pulled into the tree.
- Attach the rope about 2/3 up the tree.
- Get clear of the drop zone before you pull.
Registration costs are $25 for a single attendee, $40 for a team of two or more from a single municipality. If registering for two attendees or more from a single municipality, select the appropriate ticket and enter "1" for the $40 ticket price. Participants staying on-site for the afternoon workshop on Tree Risk Evaluation Training for Municipal Staff and Volunteers should register for each half-day workshop separtely.
The first six registered municipalities in each workshop will take home a rope throwing kit valued at $265 containing the equipment needed to use rope throwing skills in your community.
Minimum registration of 15 people is required by July 13th.