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SOLD OUT - Crane Operations Workshop

SOLD OUT - Crane Operations Workshop

Crane Operations: Rigging and Forces in Tree Work
(This event is being cohosted by, and half the proceeds will go to, the Nebraska Arborists Association.)

Looking for some guidance on how to safely remove trees with a crane? This workshop will review the planning, set up and rigging tools needed to make even the most elaborate crane job a systematic and artistic event.

Join Mark Chisholm, three time ISA international tree climbing champion, ISA certified arborist, and STIHL spokesperson, for guidelines on practical and advanced crane rigging, predictable load estimating, and specialty chain saw cuts associated with crane use. The morning session will take place in the classroom, with a deep dive into the science and theory behind cranes and trees. The afternoon will feature an outdoor demonstration of Mark performing an actual tree removal with crane procedures.

There is always something new to learn in tree work. Be ready to take away more information than you came with, and to share it with your crews.

Attendees will receive a copy of Tree Care Academy "Crane Operations Specialist Manual" (a $54.99 value), as well as lunch.

Tentative Agenda

7:30 am Registration and Check-In

8:00 am - 12:00 noon Classroom Session

  • Job-site safety
  • Hoisting the Climber
  • Specialty Chain Saw Cuts
    Rigging Methods and Forces
    Calculating the Weight of Tree Branches and Trunks

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch (provided)

1:00-4:00 pm Crane Tree Removal Demo

4:00-5:00 pm Questions and Answers - Close


Cost: $105 members/non-members (includes lunch)

Cancellation: Cancellations must be made in writing to TCIA either by fax to 1-603-314-5386 or by email to  No telephone cancellations accepted.  Cancellations must be received 5 business days before the workshop starts for a full refund less $35 administration fee.  Registrations are transferrable.  By virtue of your registration, you agree to the cancellation terms as outlined.

Photo Release: By virtue of your attendance, you agree to the use of your likeness in TCIA’s promotional materials.

8/24/2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Benson Park 7028 Military Avenue Omaha, NE 68104

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