MIS301 Arborist Knots 2nd ed.
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This book is one in a series of Minimum Industry Standards produced by Arboriculture Australia Ltd and the New Zealand Arboricultural Association in consultation with the national arboriculture community in both countries. These industry peer-reviewed documents provide a ‘body of knowledge’ which is shared by practitioners and can be used as the basis for training, dissemination of skills and professional development.
This book covers the basics of knot selection and knot tying, and presents the range of core knots every competent arborist should know. Many other knots exist, some of which may be superior to these core knots for specific work tasks or functions – the knots presented form a solid foundation on which practitioners can build.
Users are advised to consult MIS302 Arborist Ropes for more details about rope type, rope properties and rope inspection. Details of the use of knots for climbing and rigging operations are contained within the relevant MISs for those work tasks.
Knots for arboriculture
Rope terminology and knot tying principles
Types of knot
Bowline on a bight
Cow hitch with a better half
Round turn and two half-hitches
Pre-knots – half-hitch and marline hitch
Twin bowline bend
Sheet bend and slippery sheet bend
Double fisherman’s bend
English prusik hitch
Valdôtain Tresse (VT)
Using knots for tree work
Appendix A: Knots chart