The tree climbing we do, is a very specialized activity involving highly evolved gear and techniques.
The methods we use are completely oriented toward preservation. We use no climbing spikes, for example, on these trees. Rather, we use non-invasive rope climbing techniques. Even the ropes hanging over limbs are protected by 'Cambium Savers' which eliminate the rope rubbing on the limbs.
Our group consists of professional licensed certified arborists, High and low angle rope rescue instructors, Forest service forester, and professional licensed timber operators, forest canopy researchers, published authors, and tree climbing instructors.
We have a combined experience of, gosh, well, many decades of time.
I say this because of the inherently contentious nature of climbing these trees which we consider to be a national heritage. As a treasure of our nation, we feel it is paramount to observe closely evey possible precaution to leave these trees in exactly the condition that we found them.
We also feel that it is important to educated the public on these natural wonders to keep awareness high of them, and work to insure that they are here for generations to come.
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