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Tree climbing work is hard on the body. Chronic pain and repetitive stress injuries can eventually make climbing too painful or physically difficult to continue, yet daily decisions we make on how we climb can have a direct impact on our futures in this profession. Whether it’s choosing the right tool for the job or practicing techniques that will save time and energy, there are many ways to avoid unnecessary strain and injury. In this article, five tips for climbing smarter to reduce physical effort and improve safety in the tree are discussed. (A, U, M, T, L, Bp)
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