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Best Practices for Crane Use in Arboriculture, 4th Edition

More than half of TCIA’s commercial tree care company members report that they regularly use cranes for tree removals. The safety of tree care workers is the first priority on all tree jobs, and is the main reason cranes are used in tree care operations.

Best Practices for Crane Use in Arboriculture manual provides an overview of site selection, set up, weight calculations, communications, rigging procedures, safe operations and regulations for tree care workers utilizing a crane to remove trees. It focuses on one type of crane used predominantly in tree care operations, which is the truck-mounted, telescopic-boom crane.

This comprehensive, updated manual combines technical knowledge and industry standards of crane use in tree care and demonstrates important methods for safe crane/tree operations, and includes:

  • Newly expanded chapters that illustrate fundamental principles of crane selection, setup and operation in tree removals
  • Important “how-tos” beyond basic tree-crane industry standards
  • A 72-species, pull-out green log weight chart for easy reference

Best Practices for Crane Use in Arboriculture (4th Edition) retails for $85, TCIA member price is $55.

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