Patrick Masterson

Patrick Masterson

@ educatedclimber_com

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educatedclimber_com photos downloadI wanted to repel from the top.... #mennonitecountry

I wanted to repel from the top.... #mennonitecountry

educatedclimber_com photos downloadWest Montrose Covered Bridge in Elmira#mennonitecountry

West Montrose Covered Bridge in Elmira#mennonitecountry

educatedclimber_com photos downloadMeet our newest addition #mmmbacon #homesteading

Meet our newest addition #mmmbacon #homesteading

educatedclimber_com photos downloadThe MunterWrenchA great option for bailing off a spar on a tagline at the end of a big removal Shown to me by my friend Joseph Duncan#arborist #treesurgeon #ropewrench #munter

The MunterWrenchA great option for bailing off a spar on a tagline at the end of a big removal Shown to me by my friend Joseph Duncan#arborist #treesurgeon #ropewrench #munter

educatedclimber_com photos downloadBefore the Work BeginsExcerpt from my newest article:Early morning. Before the saws and chipper break the silence. While you can still hear the birds calling to each other. You’re itching to get started. All anticipation and nerves. Maybe you had too much coffee. You just want to get up there. Do something meaningful with your day.Patience.When the canopy is so accessible and inviting, how could you be content to stay on the ground? Trees call to you. Maybe it’s a primate thing. You were made to climb and swing and hang, that’s what feels natural. It’s in your blood. It’s who you are. It’s who we all are. Most people just don’t know it. But you do. You feel the call.Patience.Climbing makes you feel like a kid. It was something you used to do for fun. Not because someone said you had to. Not because a teacher said you should. Not for your parents. Just for you. And now you get to do that for a living? How cool is that?Patience.Today, rather than talking about climbing, I wanted to take a look at some of the pre-game rituals of production tree work. Because the climbing, cutting, and rigging is only one aspect of tree work. There is a lot more that goes into a successful tree job, before the job even begins. So let’s just slow down a bit and explore some of those things before we get climbing…Read the full article here:www.educatedclimber.com ➡ climbing basics ➡ Before the work begins#arborist #treesurgeon #forjames #educationofaclimber

Before the Work BeginsExcerpt from my newest article:Early morning. Before the saws and chipper break the silence. While you can still hear the birds calling to each other. You’re itching to get started. All anticipation and nerves. Maybe you had too much coffee. You just want to get up there. Do something meaningful with your day.Patience.When the canopy is so accessible and inviting, how could you be content to stay on the ground? Trees call to you. Maybe it’s a primate thing. You were made to climb and swing and hang, that’s what feels natural. It’s in your blood. It’s who you are. It’s who we all are. Most people just don’t know it. But you do. You feel the call.Patience.Climbing makes you feel like a kid. It was something you used to do for fun. Not because someone said you had to. Not because a teacher said you should. Not for your parents. Just for you. And now you get to do that for a living? How cool is that?Patience.Today, rather than talking about climbing, I wanted to take a look at some of the pre-game rituals of production tree work. Because the climbing, cutting, and rigging is only one aspect of tree work. There is a lot more that goes into a successful tree job, before the job even begins. So let’s just slow down a bit and explore some of those things before we get climbing…Read the full article here:www.educatedclimber.com ➡ climbing basics ➡ Before the work begins#arborist #treesurgeon #forjames #educationofaclimber

educatedclimber_com photos downloadWinter is coming....... tick tock, tick tock#homesteading #treesurgeon #arborist

Winter is coming....... tick tock, tick tock#homesteading #treesurgeon #arborist

educatedclimber_com photos downloadMitch Albom

Mitch Albom

educatedclimber_com photos downloadBye bye Christmas tree

Bye bye Christmas tree