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Ken Palmer

Ken Palmer is President and co-owner of ArborMaster Training, Inc, the leading company specializing in safety, skill and productivity training for the tree care Industry. With over 30 years of experience in the tree care industry, Ken is a well-known instructor, speaker, author, researcher and workforce development consultant for the tree care industry. Ken is also President of International Champion Techniques, Inc, a company devoted to the development of equipment and technologies for safer, easier and more efficient tree climbing, cutting and rigging systems. Ken specializes in chain saw safety and handling, precision tree felling operations, tree climbing and climbing systems, arborist rigging, rescue systems, trainer training and much more. Ken is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), a voting member of the ANSI Z133.1 Approved Standards Committee and most recently invited to be a member of the Utility Arborist Association’s National Safety Committee. Palmer is a three-time International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) International Tree Climbing Champion. He has instructed and trained thousands of individuals in best practice methods and techniques, throughout North America, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. ArborMaster has also developed training DVD’s with the International Society of Arboriculture, which are viewed extensively around the world. Ken is the past chairman and co-founder of the ISA’s International Safety Committee, past Chairman of the ISA’s International Tree Climbing Championships and co-founder of the Tree Fund’s Arborist Safety and Techniques Fund.