New Zealand has been isolated for long and lots of the naitive life lack resistance from spieces comeing in from abroad.
20-21 may the swedish isa chapter was held in Uppsala. Out of four women, all With longer experience and more comps done then me, I was the thired in workclimb and rescue.
Thought it was a pretty neat rescue plan, rope wrench srt up, with new system and rope for the casulty on my back. I got time to throw the rope down and secure my harness to Dolly.
Thanks Robin for the pictures and everyone for support.
Any thoughts of how to get a smoother footlock is welcome. (I want to do clicker training.)
During the leafing we do less pruning and more fells. So I learned some new things. Above you see the “safety belt method”, useful when you don’t want the stem to jump and bounce on the ground. (This birch was standing next to a house.)
This way we could lower the branches away from a step hill. In the tree beside the one we are working on I put a rigging anchor and the line goes over to the tree that’s being felled. The climber put a sling around the branch and a carabiner that’s hooked to a pulley. The pulley sits on the line and make it run to the middle of the line.
Also made a nice ground fell the other day, heavy leaning pine over road. Made it go the other way with 3-1 system, stalp and a wedge. Better safe than sorry and it came down super smooth. (No camera that day.)