Tree Climbing  Before climbing a tree, it is imperative that you closely examine your tree for dead hanging branches and other potential hazards!
   Tree Climbing Knots   Knowing the uses for a termination knot or a load-securing knot is essential for a safer workflow and getting the work done.
   Tree Rigging   There is a great deal to consider when it comes to 'rigging". Knowing the ropes is only half the job.
   Rope Splicing Department   SherrillTree's Splicing Department are certified splicer with ZERO Failures.
   Tree Health Care   Find 'best practices' suggestions that SherrillTree endorses for continually enhancing the skills of our trade.
Soil Compaction
Soil Compaction ZoneIt's not common knowledge, but tree roots need air to survive. When the pore space around roots becomes so compacted the roots don't get air-(also inhibiting water uptake)-the whole tree can die.

It's not always a case of trucks and heavy equipment causing the deadly compaction. It can also happen with foot traffic. A well-used footpath can be as hard as concrete.

One of the best remedies for soil compaction is radial trenching and vertical mulching. Basically this involves drilling holes beneath the crown and filling them with mulch. This is an excellent way to uncompact the soil without damaging roots.

Soil compaction is a fairly common killer of trees and worth keeping an eye on.
Bracing
Cabling: Dynamic vs Static
Crown Reduction vs Topping
Dendrochronology: The Science of Tree Rings
Man-Made Tree Killers
Over-Watering
Professional Arborist vs the Mutilator
Proper Pruning Cuts
Pruning
Spotlight : Asian Longhorn Beetle
Spotlight : Dutch Elm Disease
Spotlight : Emerald Ash Borer
Spotlight : Gypsy Moth
Spotlight : Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
Spotlight : Mountain Pine Beetle
Spotlight : Preventing Acorns and Gumballs
Spotlight : Whiteflies in Florida
Soil Compaction
Top 10 Manmade Killers
Topping
Tree-Killing Insects
Wrong Tree
   Product Instruction   Product PDFs, Videos and some helpful buying guides are just some of the instruction you can find inside.
   Rope Care   An excellent article on Rope Selection, Rope Usage and Rope Retirement by one of the industry's top rope Manufacturers.
   Tree Hazards   When deciding whether to climb a tree, start out by taking a close look at it.