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Technical Guide 2: Use of tools in the tree

This is the second draft consultation of five new technical guides based upon the principles set out in the ‘Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture – Tree Work at Height (2015)’.

Use of tools in the tree is designed to Build on Technical Guide 1: Tree climbing and aerial rescue, and between them they replace both the ‘Guide to Good Climbing Practice’ and ‘AFAG 401, 402 and 308’.

It is aimed at practicing, trained arborists and their supervisors and is due for publication in 2019.

Please note that the images included in this draft are to indicate content only – they will not be used in the final published guide.

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Please read through the draft and make note of any comments. Please then complete the short ‘Survey Monkey’ questionnaire, adding any extra information where requested.

If you have a longer or more complex comment or query, please email to with ‘Draft for consultation 2’ as the subject title.

Please submit all responses by Friday 22 March 2019

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