Knots have a long history. In the past they were an integral part of daily life, indispensable for seamen, craftsmen, and farmers. Over recent centuries though, the need to utilize ropes and knots has been replaced by prefabricated means. Knots have, however, experienced a small renaissance among climbers who still use rope. Above all, friction knots have been refound, reinvented, and optimized by tree climbers for peak performance.
Dirk Lingens, a German arborist and self-confessed knot junkie, has collected and recorded knots commonly used in the arboricultural industry. There are also a few exotic and uncommon knots, and some are published here for the first time. The book is useful not just for arborists but for anyone with an interest in knots