What’s My Line? An Introduction to Rope
In the course of an average workday, the modern arborist uses many tools to complete his or her job. One of the most important of these tools is rope. The list for the number of uses of rope in arboriculture is long, varied and beyond the scope of this article. The topic of discussion here is the tool itself. What is the lexicon of arborist cordage? What materials make up modern arborist lines? How are different lines put together and why? How can an aroboirst select the proper cordage for the job? How long can a line be extended to remain serviceable? These are the types of questions this article will address.