Arborist Index Arborist Usage
Anchor Hitch Alpine Butterfly Loop Basket Hitch Beer Knot Blake's Hitch Bowline Clove Hitch (End) Cow Hitch Double Fisherman's Figure 8 Knot Gasket Coil Girth (Strap) Hitch Half Hitch Munter Mule Overhand Knot Poacher's Knot Prusik Knot Quick Hitch Running Bowline Sheet Bend Sliding Double Fisherman's Slip Knot Timber Hitch Trucker's Hitch Water Knot Whoopie Sling Zeppelin Bend
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Instructions: Move the mouse over each knot. Look at the description to find out what it can be used for. Click on the knot you wish to see. On the new page wait until the selected knot starts to tie itself.
Index of Animated Arborist Knots
This page provides an Index of Animated Arborist Knots. Each photo is a link to the Interactive Step by Step Animation. The picture shows all the knots as a reference.
Welcome to Arborist Knots
These animated knots are for arborists and other tree-climbers. This selection is based on consultation with tree climbers and, in particular, Jeff Jepson's books for Arborists1,2. The knots in the section are based on Jepson's "Must Know" list, but we also included the Beer Knot because of its unique ablity to create a closed ring, and the Sliding Double Fisherman's because it is an interesting modification of a Prusik Loop.
Working on trees high above ground is hazardous. Arborists have a fatal accident rate about ten times the average for all industries, a rate that is exceeded only by the logging industry whose rate is thirty times the average.3,4
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Disclaimer: Any activity that involves ropes is potentially hazardous. Lives may be at risk - possibly your own. Considerable attention and effort have been made to ensure that these descriptions are accurate. However, many critical factors cannot be controlled, including: the choice of materials; the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. No responsibility is accepted for incidents arising from the use of this material.
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