Robert Phillips, ISA
Arboriculture: Past, Present & Future
Independent Contractor & Author
Sonoma Valley, CA
The professional tree care industry has come a long way through the years. There have been major advancements in everything from specialized equipment and tools to specific safety techniques and best practices. Join Robert Phillips, a third generation arborist, as he takes a look back at the early days of arboriculture and how lessons learned have made us all better equipped, and better educated, to do our jobs today.
• Listen and learn how practices of the past inform decisions arborists make every day
• Compare early day working conditions and equipment with today's strong emphasis on safety
• Understand how, and why, climbing techniques and pruning methods have changed