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Climbing Arborist podcast
This podcast is hosted by Dan Holliday who is joined by various guests to talk about all things arboriculture. We discuss equipment, techniques, safety and training and much more...
May 27, 2020
Ep31 - with Drew Bristow
Drew has had such an interesting career and done some incredible things on rope. He discusses many of his expeditions in the podcast, talks about many of the amazing climbers he’s worked with, how he carved out a niche business living and working in Fiji
1 hr 55 min
May 13, 2020
Ep30 - with Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy is an exceptionally talented arborist in both the work and competition arenas. Ryan is probably the most efficient, safest and most calculated arborist I have ever met and had the pleasure to work with.
2 hr 30 min
Apr 27, 2020
Ep29 - with Jaime Merritt
Jaime Merritt is the inventor, designer and creator of the Akimbo mechanical climbing device. Jaime gives us a very in-depth look back at how the Akimbo idea began, evolved, changed, and picked up huge momentum, and Rock Exotica taking on production
1 hr 45 min
Apr 19, 2020
Ep28 - with Keith Stoner
he topic for the discussion of this podcast starts with stress injuries, self awareness, best way to work as a team in high stress and potentially high risk environments and the power of a positive attitude.
2 hr 8 min
Apr 13, 2020
Ep27 - with Zane Wedding
Podcast Zane Wedding is an arborist from New Zealand. Zane talks about how he got into the industry. We talk about competition climbing and how it has such a positive effect on Zane's career, and we also discuss his new role as a teacher of practical arb.
Apr 7, 2020
Ep26 - with Joel Spooner of InTree Media
Joel is a professional photographer, videographer and also an arborist. Joel made the decision to take his real love, skill and passion for photography and create a niche business, ‘InTree Media’ creating amazing content from up in the canopy.
1 hr 45 min
Mar 29, 2020
Ep25 - with Phil Kelley
Phil Kelley joins Dan on this podcast at the TCI Expo to talk about his career and experiences in the arboriculture industry. Phil has long been in a training role with various companies throughout his career as well as presenting at many conferences.
1 hr 7 min
Mar 17, 2020
Ep24 - with Chris Coates
Chris Coates joins Dan at the TCI Expo to chat about the journey through his tree career, creating the tree comp NAOM and how he got there and much more.....
Dec 17, 2019
Ep23 - with Petzl, Rudy and Maurice
Rudy and Maurice join Dan on the podcast in which they discuss their roles in the company, Petzl's response to the Chicane being a copy of the rope wrench, answering questions about info in their product user manuals, and the new Flow and Control ropes
Nov 24, 2019
Ep22 - with Melissa LaVangie
Melissa is a wonderful, kind, warm person and great arborist. Melissa works for Shelter treeing Massachusetts, and she also runs the 'Women's tree climbing workshop'
1 hr 17 min
Nov 12, 2019
Ep21 - with Jeff Inman
Jeff Inman is a climbing arborist, competition tree climber, an ISC sponsored industrial athlete, and an advocate of climbing on 2 separate tree climbing systems (double stationary rope systems).
1 hr 48 min
Oct 29, 2019
Ep20 - With Treecare india Jonas & Anadi
Jonas and Anadi joined me for this podcast in Australia the day after the 2019 RedBull Branched Out competition. We discussed our experiences from competition, and then went on to finding out about Treecare India and how it started
1 hr 28 min
Sep 28, 2019
Ep 19 - with Dave Stice (A.K.A Nice guy Dave)
Nice guy Dave joins me on this podcast to talk about the recent 'Aerial Rescue Challenge' competition/event that was the brainchild of Dave with the backing from Wesspur.
2 hr 21 min
Aug 6, 2019
Ep 18 - With Rachel Brudzinski
Rachel Brudzinski joins us for this podcast. Rachel tells the horrific, scary, unbelievable, sad but also motivational story of the terrible incident she suffered while working in a tree. Words can not describe what Rachel has been through.
2 hr 37 min
Aug 1, 2019
Ep 17 - With Derrick Martin
Derrick Martin is a tree climber from Pennsylvania, Derrick talks about how he started in the industry, and he recaps his first few climbs and his first removal. We talk about safety, competition climbing and a story to we can all learn from
1 hr 40 min
Jul 15, 2019
Ep 16 - with Mark Przekurat (Fids & fibres rope splicing)
Mark Przekurat is most well know for running the rope splicing workshops 'Fids and Fibres', Mark also runs his own tree service and is currently working on a great project he calls 'The growth ring' all of which we talk about in this episode
1 hr 53 min
May 17, 2019
Ep 15 - with David Anderson of Canopy watch
David is an Ornithologist, biologist and tree climber. David talks explains how the thought of some tropical birds never being visible from the forest floor gave him the passion to learn to climb trees, his methods along the way and teaching others..
1 hr 4 min
Apr 23, 2019
Ep 14 - with Sam smith
Sam is an English arborist that lives and works in New Zealand as a contract climber. In 2018 Sam competed in the Red Bull branched out tree climbing competition where he finished 2nd out of 100 climbers.
1 hr 34 min
Mar 11, 2019
Ep 13 - with Kevin Bingham, inventor of the rope wrench
Kevin Bingham is most well known in the industry for the invention of the rope wrench and then the rope runner that followed. It can be argued that Kevin single handedly evolved tree climbing as arborists know it today with the invention of the rope wench
1 hr 47 min
Feb 27, 2019
Ep 12 - with Mark Bridge
Mark Bridge is an arborist from Switzerland that is most well known for his product development of industry equipment for his company Treemagineers who designed the Treemotion harness, hitch climber pulley, the captain hook and much more...
2 hr 24 min
Jan 27, 2019
Ep 11 - with Dan Holliday
Dan goes solo in this podcast to talk about safe work practices with a chainsaw in the canopy. This is one of the topics Dan is so passionate about and he really wants people to take the time to think about why they expose themselves to unnecessary risk
1 hr 25 min
Dec 9, 2018
Ep 10 - A collaboration with Patrick Masterson's 'EducatedClimber' podcast
Talking trees and Educated Climber podcasts meet for an excellent conversation between Dan and Patrick. Dan talks about how his career began, the motivation behind creating ClimbingArborist.com, Dan's Lyme disease, Patrick's winter work in Ontario & more
1 hr 46 min
Oct 30, 2018
Ep 9 - with Tiger Devine and Marten Penrose
Dan is joined by friends Tiger and Marten. Marten talks about his career as a 1 armed arborist, they discuss projects they have been working on, lots of equipment and gear talk and lots more tree talk
2 hr 36 min
Oct 8, 2018
Ep 8 - with Ryan Senechal and Aidon Pyne
The guys discuss the international urban forestry conference, women in arboriculture, importance of education within arb, learning from others mistakes and sharing yours, and Ryan talks about changes to the BCTCC format for 2019
2 hr 27 min
Sep 27, 2018
Ep 7 - Dan talks about coping and recovering from chronic Lyme disease
Dan shares the story of the past 18 months where he was suddenly taken extremely ill and pretty much debilitated at his worst point. He discusses diet, nutrition, lifestyle changes. It is important people are aware of Lyme disease, especially arborists.
Sep 11, 2018
Ep 6 - With Aidon Pyne
In this podcast Dan is joined by his good friend Aiden Pine an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist. Aiden gives a little background on himself, topping trees, pressures from other climbers & bosses to climb unsafe trees, competition & more...
2 hr 7 min
Dec 11, 2016
Ep 5 - Joel Spooner and Justin Temple
The guys have discussions on using a chainsaw on handed, having 2 tie in points while using a saw in the tree, Sena bluetooth communication and Justin talks about a close call.
1 hr 47 min
Nov 24, 2016
Ep 4 - With George Keays, Mat Fernandez & Joel Spooner
Dan gives us the run down on a wildlife habitat creation project he worked on, and also a scary close call he had while on that job. George talks about Meindl Airstream boots in 'Tool of the wek', and Joel talks about a monthly news letter he's writing...
1 hr 52 min
Aug 15, 2016
Ep 3 - With Stuart Witt & George Amos
Dan is joined by Stuart Witt, an arborist of 18 years, well known on the competition scene and has previously competed and the European TCC. Also joining this week's podcast is good friend George Amos, owner of George Amos treecare in Vancouver.
1 hr 38 min
Aug 1, 2016
Ep 2 - With George Keays & Matt Beatty
Geroge Keays and Matt Beatty join Dan to chat about current topics within the industry, and Mat talks about an awesome old growth tree climbing project he has just been involved in.
1 hr 54 min
Jul 14, 2016
Ep 1 - With Mat Fernandez, George Keays & Joel Spooner
Dan is joined by friends and fellow arborists, Mat Fernandez (from the 'Mat Fernandez project'), George Keays and arborist/photographer Joel Spooner
1 hr 32 min