Videos uploaded by user “TreeBoi4Life”
How To Use Tree Climbing Spikes or Tree Spurs for Climbing Arborist, Tree Men, Tree Women and All
This is an updated version of a few of my previous videos dealing with wearing and using tree spikes/spurs. Using tree spikes are dangerous and you can die or get seriously hurt if you wear or use them improperly so be forewarned that you need training on the ground before you attempt an ascent with them on. My video shows how you can successfully meet that challenge but as a disclaimer use these methods at your own risk. Other than that be safe and have fun climbing those trees. As always, Thanks for watching!
Views: 261344 TreeBoi4Life
How To Put on Tree Climbing Spikes or Spurs
It's so simple I did it with practically one hand on my phone and the other putting them on.
Views: 29055 TreeBoi4Life
Climbing Arborist or Tree Climbers Use Stihl, Husqvarna, and Echo Chainsaws for Tree Work
Which do you personally like to use? Undoubtedly these 3 brands of chainsaws are being primarily used by Arborist and Tree men the world over and have built up a reputation for being reliable and have responded well to the abuses of tree work. I will use any brand of chainsaw and have used several over the years but I personally prefer Husqvarna. What brand do you prefer even if it is not mentioned in the video.
Views: 37656 TreeBoi4Life
Basic Ascent with Tree Spikes
***** A more updated version of this video here: https://youtu.be/THI-zIzxxZc In this video I use the rock exotica rope grab attached to my rope lanyard to show you how to basically climb but remember you climb at your own risk. It is procedure to use two safety lanyards when cutting or pruning especially with a chainsaw. I only use one in this video but I suggest a 2-in1 safety lanyard to any who are daring to be a tree worker at least until you can figure out what works best for you.
Views: 45257 TreeBoi4Life
Develop Confidence Climbing Tall Skinny Trees
Just helping those new to the game to see how to climb a small tree with confidence. Of course you still need a good sense of judgement and wood strength and proper training for climbing trees. Don'
Views: 2066 TreeBoi4Life
2 Rope Antidote for Tree Limb Rigging
This is a follow up video of the monster oak which I thought was a red oak tree which I removed from over a house. I was contracted to climb for this job and as you guys who rig know that it takes a methodical approach to rigging over a house or obstacles without the use of a bucket or a crane. In this video I used 2 rigging lines, a spider leg limb stabilizing device, a block/pulley and a loopie sling, and a port-a-wrap device and single eyed sling for this job. I started from the bottom and worked my way up then back to the bottom and up again all the way round to ensure rigging lines where free from snags and tangles because it can get tricky carrying all these ropes nd setting them up over and over again as in the case with this monster. There was very minimal damage to the roof and gutters and that was a major accomplishment considering the limbs where so close to this house and there were so many. Please be on the lookout for part 2 coming in a few weeks. I have been crazy busy and I would like to thank all who regularly visit my channel and watch and like my videos as well as all the new comers, "Thanks!" And be safe out there in those trees.
Views: 4809 TreeBoi4Life
Arborist Tree Climbing 101
******Disclaimer******* Please use this at your own risk because tree work is very dangerous and you can die. So please get the proper training needed before attempting to climb a tree for removal, be it with or without tree spikes/spurs.***** Just another video on use of equipment used by the Arborist or Treemen or Treewomen and even Hunters or Lineman. I do a start to finish sorta deal from putting on safety equipment to the start of the initial climb itself and I will add other videos that are more easier on the eyes and easy to follow to where all can learn the ends and outs of tree climbing with specialized gear and that will help you to build skills vital for success. This video might have a fews errors in spelling and the end is weird due to my video editing software almost shutting down my computer so I apologize in advance but am sure you will get the point of what I was trying to say and do. I recommend all to buy: "Tree Climbers Companion 2nd edition" by Jeff Jepson. Thanks for watching!
Views: 77790 TreeBoi4Life
Small Haul of Black Walnut Wood
This is by far some of the most beautiful and most expensive wood to have the pleasure to work with. Comment below with your experiences with black walnut.
Views: 3801 TreeBoi4Life
"A Very Dangerous Tree Removal" - Part 4
We here we go, the last video in this series and I want to thank all who came with me on this journey as I was able to relive this take down which was one for the ages. You don't get these every day but if you do get some hazardous removals that require climb the tree just remember to be as safe and cautious as you can possibly given the situation because they vary in nature. I was able to use my big saw and we were able to remove this threat by putting it on the ground. The pole was going to be replaced as it was damaged by this huge tree laying on it and watch for the surprise at the end! Thanks for watching and remember to like, share, or sub if you'd like. "Be safe out there up in those trees guys."
Views: 29420 TreeBoi4Life
The Hitch Climber Pulley for Tree Climber's - Why Do You Like Yours?
Tell us in the comments below of your own review of these device and I was rambling on about what I like about it and its a great device to have and I have become 10 times faster then I was when I used a more traditional method using the Blake's and the rope itself to climb with and anyways Thanks-4-Watching!
Views: 13264 TreeBoi4Life
Circle of Death Explained - Tree Climber Arborist Treeman Tree Climbing
An older video I just found. Keep watching and I will touch on the Circle of death we try our best to avoid. ( Fast Forward to 2:00 )
Views: 53267 TreeBoi4Life
Husqvarna T540xp Repair - Part 1
My saw finally needed to be replaced due to the body being all busted up even though the saw ran fine it was just unsafe to use so I went and bought a T540xp off eBay and it was repaired but still ran funny just watch part 2 to get more info on how it worked out because at first I thought it was a simple hose but what it really was was interesting to say the least.
Views: 3573 TreeBoi4Life
Tree Climber Stop Using Only One Tie in Point
****Using only one lanyard is a bad habit we must break**** This bad habit will get you injured or dead in some circumstances, always use two safety lanyards when using the chainsaw or if you have to reposition yourself.
Views: 7785 TreeBoi4Life
Weaver Cougar Tree Saddle Reveiw
Check out the new saddle it is amazing and now I am stuck wondering to myself why didn't I do this sooner. Sometimes it does not pay to be stubborn and old fashioned.
Views: 9479 TreeBoi4Life
Monster Maple Tree Takedown
This was one of the largest maple trees I have ever taken down and it was about 4ft across. Here are the highlights. Thanks for watching!
Views: 43810 TreeBoi4Life
Conquer Your Fear of Falling For Beginner Tree Climbers DRT
***Spikes are on my feet due to me shooting videos but I normally climb without them.****** Watch as I jump tug and free fall on the rope and notice that is more than strong enough to hold your weight just feel free and relax and get use to hanging and trusting in your rope and other safety equipment as well as your friction hitch
Views: 27324 TreeBoi4Life
Tools of the trade:  Professional Tree Climbing and Removal
These are some of the main components to begin climbing trees and taking them down or trimming, dead wooding, and remember chippers, trucks and stump grinders, heavy equipment comes later and can be rented in worse case scenarios if you don't credit or money for them but the items pictured are essential and the heart of tree work and next to them you need skill. Climbing set ups and saws vary choose what works for you and climb and cut safe.
Views: 12058 TreeBoi4Life
Reliable Groundsmen Are Hard to Find for Tree Work
Here is a older video of what happens to many small business owners who might not have a reliable worker(s) and are left to pick up the slack because as a "boss we have to pay the cost" and get the job done. I have since found reliable help but I am not afraid to work hard and get the job done as I am sure many of you are having to do the same if not now or in the past or in the future.
Views: 2687 TreeBoi4Life
Lava Rope Boss from Sherrill Tree and Weaver Cougar Saddle with Rope Bridge
I made a final rope bridge addition with an old but useful single eye rope split tail I had and put two anchor hitches and taped the ends and it gives me peace of mind in the face of rope bridge failure. Plus some footage of a new rope I had wanted for quite sometime but this video is .
Views: 3116 TreeBoi4Life
Unboxing Homemade Port-a-wrap
My good Youtube buddy Shooting9247 looked out for me and made me this. Be sure to check out his channel for how to use the Port-a-wrap. Guys like this are true professionals and help make youtube a better place. Much props to all my youtube Tree climbing/cutting bretheren. As always thanks for watching my videos.
Views: 2199 TreeBoi4Life
When the Choice is Made Not to Climb Rotten or Decayed Tree
Even being able to tie in to a neighboring tree on this day a chose not to climb this dead tree. Everybody at some point will have a tree like this and the choice must be made. There was a time I would have went up this tree but not now...lol...Thx-4-Watching Guys! Be Safe Out There Up In Those Trees! Time to Rent a Lift.
Views: 1665 TreeBoi4Life
Husqvarna 394xp The Red Oak Killer
*********This tree was DYING.************ This tree was rotten and hollow in the middle although it seemed heathy but was removed before storms came in. I know it looked dull but the saw was cutting great even though I could have increased my angles on the teeth a little more but this was big hard wood in real time, and in real life. 3ft across trunk and probably give or take 7-12ft in diameter and the bark was thick but I pretty much got her down in about 5 cuts with the 394p and 5 cuts with the t540 and once I got to the top I have to use the big boy to accomplish my purpose. We were in and open area right off the golf course and we couldn't just drop this monster with out tearing more trees up so we just topped it and then felled the spar however I still end up removing broken limbs from the trees I hit with the large leaning limb. I am still a work in progress when it comes to my felling skills but I was almost on the money with this one because I wanted to hit the right side of the stump but with the bend in the trunk it fell literally inches away from the target which was still an accomplishment. As always I appreciate you for watching this video and if you'd like to comment please do below and subscribe if you have not. And by all means be safe out there up in those trees.
Views: 8571 TreeBoi4Life
How to Grab Brush to Drag or Load for Tree Workers
Just some advice for the newer untrained adding to knowledge of our trade to increase productivity and to be more efficient. Thanks for Watching!
Views: 2111 TreeBoi4Life
High Stakes Tree Topping and Limbing Explained (2018)
These where heavy leaning pine trees right up to the building and back decks on these duplexes and we did this job 6-28-18. It took about 2-3 hours to do all the climbing and some time was spent on the ground using the pole saw. This job took place in Winston Salem, NC. Contracted by Stokes Tree Service to climb and cut and do some groundwork. We are currently still working on this job as of the time of posting this video but more footage will come soon so please look out for that footage in the future. THX-4-Watching!
Views: 681 TreeBoi4Life
The "Tree of Death" Part 4 - (2017)
Here is another tree from this year's tornado damaged area and this was to say the least a very, very, large old and dying white oak tree that really needed to come down but the folks decided they wanted to keep it and I didn't want to take any chances in this old decaying tree. Geddie's Tree Service. Thx-4-Watching! Please watch the other parts before this one too. They really lay the foundation for why this was such a dangerous tree climb.
Views: 1516 TreeBoi4Life
Tree Rigging Gear and Rope Buy off Craigslist
This was a buy I couldn't pass up and this guy was getting out of the tree climbing part of his business and he gave me a swell deal on the gear and I jumped right on it. Relate any experiences or tree gear or equipment buys off Craigslist that you guys have had in the past where you just couldn't pass it up.
Views: 2256 TreeBoi4Life
"The Red Oak Slice Down" - Part 1
This video was showing the use of the angled slicing cut that allows the butt of the limb to spear straight down and it is especially effective with limbs that are straight up in the air and can be used on both large and small limbs but your saw has to be powerful enough whether its a top handle or a larger saw to cut through the limb at the precise time the limb starts its downward fall in order for the limb to go straight down and not peel. However, when a limb is more lateral this method is sometimes pointless so you have to use your judgement on when and where to use it. I favored this method here because in this little oak the limbs were long and mostly straight and I didn't want them to spring around when they hit the ground like when the peeling method and letting the brush end hit first which could have hit the unit or the house with the butt end and also to cause the least amount of damage to surrounding shrubs and bushes. This was a fun job ad took no time to drop. Thanks for taking the time to watch my video and please...Stay tuned for part 2.
Views: 8563 TreeBoi4Life
"A Very Dangerous Tree Removal" - Part 2
Part 3 will be out soon, I've just been really busy with and Thx-4-Watching and commenting as well as liking Part 1 of these series. This job got more and more suspenseful as time went on and by now I was getting more confident that the tree was not going to move from where it was as long as the braces we added to it would hold up but that didn't necessarily free my mind up from this precarious tree climb which still could have gotten real ugly after any cut or wrong move. I will post the next part soon and in the mean time you guys be safe out there up in those trees.
Views: 32839 TreeBoi4Life
Risky Poplar Tree Felling
This was a risky job because when you choose to fell large trees in a somewhat tight area filled with obstacles in a residential setting like this especially with a creek, house, bridge, and cleanout drainage pipe which spells RISKY BUSINESS. The homeowner's were so cool and very pleased with our work to help open up there back yard and to also get some more sun into a dry lowland wet area too. Also to note the one poplar was leaning heavily and it was leaning toward the driveway and the house so it had to go. We did so much more than what was in the video and it took 2 days to fell all these trees and the homeowners just wanted them down. So no clean up. Thanks-4-Watching! And remember to be safe out there up in those trees guys.
Views: 8637 TreeBoi4Life
How I Walk on Tree Limbs:  Limbwalking with Spikes
*** It is good to know how to walk out on them in the case you have to wear spikes. This is a practice tree and is destined for removal. I popped myself in the mouth in the last seconds of this video so don't laugh I lost my balance trying to film but it was silly of me to do that and did you notice my reaction. Anyway use these techniques at your own risk but first you must be brave and conquer your fear of heights and improve your balance. There is other ways to limb walk such as the double crotch method and of course most guys just use a bucket truck for limbing but me I climb while I still can. It is the best possible on the job exercise\fitness program that I need to stay in shape.
Views: 23736 TreeBoi4Life
Tree Climbing Spikes - Dead Petrified-Like Semi-Soft Wood
This is another situation that comes into play when using tree spikes to climb.
Views: 7156 TreeBoi4Life
The Heavy Leaning Splitting Pine Tree - Part 2
This tree was a heavy leaning tree and the trunk was splitting like crazy and here is another example of a precarious tree being removed and what was involved in its take down. This is three part series and I hope you enjoy it. Thx-4-Watching!
Views: 1240 TreeBoi4Life
394xp (94cc) & 3120xp (119cc) Husqvarna Chainsaw Upgrade
There is a strange feeling that comes over me when use either of these two saws and I can't stop smiling while cutting with them. The weight doesn't affect me as of yet with the 3120xp and I can't wait to climb with it. I am a power hungry sawer and these bad boys don't play. I just picked these two known powerhouses up and can't wait to put them to more use. Both are running decently for used saws. I had been using the 390xp for quite some time as you may know but when a new spark plug's tip decided to pop off after a fresh tune up it ruined the upper cylinder and piston and after some thinking I decided to upgrade. Thanks for watching and please share any experience you've had with either saw.
Views: 3399 TreeBoi4Life
Tall Pine Tree Topping Near a House - Part 2
This part was short but sweet and this was a huge top and although I messed up the notch it all came back together in the end. Hope you enjoyed it. Part 3 will be out soon. Thx-4-Watching!
Views: 5958 TreeBoi4Life
"The Red Oak Slice Down" - Part 2
This video was showing the use of the angled slicing cut that allows the butt of the limb to spear straight down and it is especially effective with limbs that are straight up in the air and can be used on both large and small limbs but your saw has to be powerful enough whether its a top handle or a larger saw to cut through the limb at the precise time the limb starts its downward fall in order for the limb to go straight down and not peel. However, when a limb is more lateral this method is sometimes pointless so you have to use your judgement on when and where to use it. I favored this method here because in this little oak the limbs were long and mostly straight and I didn't want them to spring around when they hit the ground like when the peeling method and letting the brush end hit first which could have hit the unit or the house with the butt end and also to cause the least amount of damage to surrounding shrubs and bushes. This was a fun job ad took no time to drop. Thanks for taking the time to watch my video and please...watch part 1 too if you haven't had a chance.
Views: 5217 TreeBoi4Life
"Death of the Hazardous Tree of Decay" 2018 - Part 2
This was a job by Geddie's Tree Service that was done in March 2018. I honestly didn't want to climb this tree but out of necessity...lol it seems like I get a lot of these trees anymore so it comes with the territory and is apart of paying the cost of being the boss. We do all types of trees all over the state on NC and I am based out of Winston-Salem. However this tree job here was in Elkin, NC and the homeowner really needed it down as it was leaning towards his house and it was dead as a door nail as the old expression goes. A tree like this especially if you have to climb it is one where you must examine it as you go up the tree and make the decision to either stay the course of come down and go to plan B. I stayed the course and here this also will be a multi-video series and please stay tuned for the other parts and also feel free to watch any other videos on my channel. Thanks so much for watching! I hope you are entertained by this tree service work video series.
Views: 1656 TreeBoi4Life
The Big Ole Gum Tree Removal - Part 6
*****If you haven't had a chance to view the previous 5 videos then please do before watching this one.******** Here is the final part of this saga and it was a test for me since I had never had to take down a sweet gum so big near all the obstacles below and even with all the issues I had early on with the chipper and the chainsaw it was very successful and I was grateful to have gotten some work and more valuable experience as well as meet and make some great customers happy and not tear nothing up in the process. Thanks again guys for taking this journey with me, Thx-4-Watching! and "Be Safe Out There Up in Those Trees.
Views: 1321 TreeBoi4Life
Dangers of Not Using A Face Cut or Notch to Fell or Top A Tree
This plays largely on the removal side of the tree business and things can get out of hand quick when you starting cutting on a tree all crazy and this video will highlight some of the woes of our job as well as try to make sense of why trees have to be cut in certain ways to insure success. I don't intend for this to be a training video of sorts but my intentions were to highlight common pitfalls and also shed light on a solution which in short is please before you attempt any tree felling or climbing get the proper training beforehand which will greatly increase you success, health, and overall well-being. Granted there is no perfect tree man or arborist but try to strive to be better in all aspects of the tree work you are associated with. As always, Thanks for watching!
Views: 45980 TreeBoi4Life
The Ultimate Residential Tree Felling Video 2017
This is another compilation some of the tree felling by myself and a few other local tree guys that I have had the privilege to work with out there that I trimmed the other footage off of and some older videos that I filmed as well that you may have seen of mine that I mixed in this compilation. I hope you enjoy this edit and share and like it. Thanks-4-Watching!
Views: 9568 TreeBoi4Life
Tree Rigging Tools - pt 1
This is not a complete rigging tutorial but instead just an introduction to things is tree guys use to rig limbs and big wood when not using the natural crotch.
Views: 2824 TreeBoi4Life
Big $$Money$$ Made on Scrap Metal
A video to show how productive it is when you dismantle your loads before you take them to the scrap yard. Its too bad that the prices where low. This was hard work loading and unloading and dismantling all by myself and took 3 days on and off then reloading and making trips to the different scrap metal yards. I didn't have my grinder/sawsaw to clean all the ACR copper coils completely which explains why had about half and half with the coils some clean others dirty. My hands hurt like crazy after this and I explain how to do this in my book which is in my list of videos here on my channel. Thanks so much for watching and remember a man's work is never done. So be safe in those trees or out there scrapping metal.
Views: 3056 TreeBoi4Life
Find Deals on Spare Tree Gear for Tree Climbing
Picked up some good used gear at a reasonable price and I like many others tend to have extra gear on hand for whenever we might need an extra climber or need some gear for a alternate purpose. Just a good tip. I meant to say "last loop or hole on the belt" and "the rope bridge has a slightly different feel to it than the basic D-ring saddle". *******As a rule used climbing rope is best suited for rigging as opposed to climbing not unless you know personally personally how the rope was used prior to the purchase. Always buy climbing rope new. And, of course good judgement should be used when purchasing a used tree saddle or any used tree gear.
Views: 6122 TreeBoi4Life
Choose An Arborist Tree Trimming Chainsaw to Fit Your Needs
This is a throwback vid. I have since upgraded to the T540xp. It was a Red Maxx they stole the design from this was an older video on just choosing a trim chainsaw that fits your needs. True most people tend to complain and say use both hands but the truth is some situations its not possible to use both so make sure you can man you saw one-handed in the case you have to use one hand and use two hands for all the others. Thanks for watching.
Views: 3628 TreeBoi4Life
Tree Felling in Fayetteville, NC - 2017
I actually was born in Fayetteville, NC and stayed there for a brief time or two before relocating to Winston-Salem, NC. I love NC and I was here helping a fellow fledgling tree service that are on the way up and we had a great time and worked hard to complete the task at hand, trees. Thx-4-Watching! I will have more vids coming soon and I am glad to have my 394XP back too.
Views: 1026 TreeBoi4Life
Arborist Sherrill Tree and Vermeer Outlet Store/Shop Walkthrough
Here in Greensboro, NC and having a ball looking at all this sweet gear right at my fingertips. Shout out to Vermeer and Sherrill Tree and also all you guys who watch and support my channel. Thx-4-Watching!
Views: 2968 TreeBoi4Life
"Climb Right" Tree Climbing Aluminum Spikes or Spurs Buy off Craigslist
Another great buy off my #1 online place to buy tree gear for me Craigslist. I was very fortunate to get these this low especially a brand new pair that were not stolen which I steer clear from if at all possible.
Views: 2279 TreeBoi4Life
Husqvarna T536 LiXP Demo
I went in to buy some pull cord and left LTD Farm and Garden in King NC where I do business with my Husqvarna saw repairs and parts with a demo saw and I loved it!
Views: 22539 TreeBoi4Life
How to Adjust, Sharpen, and Change Pads and Straps on Adjustable Tree Spikes
There are many types of tree climbers/spikes/spurs but this video will feature the adjustable style with with a fixed gaff. Tree spikes are essential for take downs or removals.
Views: 45103 TreeBoi4Life
Short Tree Felling Compilation
This was just a few I have had over the years with whats left of all my footage that was lost when my computer crashed. Although I mistakenly put 2015-2016 in my vid but most of these where most of what you have already seen if you follow my channel. Thx-4-Watching!
Views: 968 TreeBoi4Life
PPE for Ground Men for Tree Service or Arborist Trade
This is a general set-up for groundsmen who work temporary for a tree company or just some of what is needed or required to be safe on a job site. Take care of your guys they will take care of you. As a rule everyone gets new gloves but once they enter the glove pool, so to speak, anyone can use them as the need may be but the climber gets preference.
Views: 3074 TreeBoi4Life

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