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knot tied in a rope to form a weight for throwing to set climbing or rigging lines in trees.
thin, lightweight cord attached to a throwbag or throwing ball used to set climbing or rigging lines in trees.
to set a climbing line in a tree and secure it with an appropriate hitch or device.
position in a tree (in a natural or false crotch) through which the climbing line is set to serve as the pivot point for work positioning.
knot consisting of a series of wraps on a line and used to secure the line to a limb or tree.
tying a line on the tip (brush) end of a branch to be removed.
in carabiners, a type of gate latch mechanism. Also called notch gate or pin lock. Has the disadvantage that it may catch on a rope. Contrast with key lock.
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chain saw with the right (trigger) handle above the engine.
inappropriate pruning technique to reduce tree size. Cutting back a tree to a predetermined crown limit, often at internodes.
hinge cut used when removing the top from a tree in the tree removal process.
surface layer of soil that may be rich in nutrients from decaying plants and bacterial material, often removed when lots are graded in preparation for construction or development.
wrongful acts, other than breach of contract, for which civil action may be taken.
elongated, tapering xylem cell adapted for the support and transport of water and elements.
see load-transfer line.
an electrical device for changing the voltage of alternating current.
movement of sugars in the phloem.
electric supply lines and associated structures used to transmit electricity from generating stations to the distribution network. Usually carry in excess of 69,000 volts.
water vapor loss through the stomata of leaves.
plant stress following transplant; characterized by reduced growth, wilting, dropping foliage, or death.
moving a plant to a new location.
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