Tag: Climbing arborists


By: Sylvia McNeill © 2021 McNeill’s Tree Service This blog introduces the Samson 11.8 mm Tangent Climbing Rope as David’s new preferred ‘go to’ climbing rope.  For those of you who may be reading your first post here, David is David McNeill, owner and… Continue Reading “CLIMBING ROPES”

protos integral helmets

A product review of the Protos Integral Helmets with SENA SMH10 Headsets By: Sylvia McNeill Having used KASK arborist helmets for the past four years or so, David and I decided to try the Protos Integral helmets to, hopefully, improve comfort.  These helmets have… Continue Reading “protos integral helmets”

STATIONARY ROPE SYSTEM (SRS) – Techniques and tips

By David McNeill © 2020 McNeill’s Tree Service Previous blogs, Tools of the Trade and Stationary Rope System (SRS) Components itemized the tools I have found suitable for our jobs and my climbing style. In this blog, I would like to point out some… Continue Reading “STATIONARY ROPE SYSTEM (SRS) – Techniques and tips”

Stationary Rope System (SRS) Components

By David McNeill © 2020 McNeill’s Tree Service As mentioned in my blog, Tools of the Trade, I now climb using Stationary Rope Technique (SRT) with very rarely utilizing Moving Rope Technique (MRT). This blog will describe the components within my system. A quick… Continue Reading “Stationary Rope System (SRS) Components”

Tools of the Trade

David McNeill This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all the tools available in arboriculture. Frankly, that would be well beyond the scope of this blog. Nor is it intended to be a comprehensive history of the development and progression of… Continue Reading “Tools of the Trade”

the climbing arborist

As noted in our introduction, David McNeill, founder of McNeill’s Tree Service, has been working as a residential climbing arborist for over 50 years. He began this career as a teenager in the California Bay Area and gained valuable, on-the-job experience through his mentor… Continue Reading “the climbing arborist”