I’ve created a Facebook page for my business!

After 12 (!) years in the tree and landscape businesses, I’ve added my business to the Facebook masses.  If you have worked with me on Bainbridge Island or, would like to see some photos that aren’t necessarily linked to this site, feel free to wander over there and check out the info I have posted over there.  I also absolutely welcome your tree questions or observations: please feel free to post your thoughts about trees anytime!  And as usual, keep looking up and appreciating what is in your own back yard!  Katy Bigelow, Arborist LLC

Tree climbing competition season training

It’s cold in January.  Usually wet too but not so much this January on Bainbridge Island … I’m one of the few people who chooses to compete but who does not work full time climbing trees for work.  This means making a lot of time specifically to just climb trees.  This generally isn’t so bad Continue reading

I just joined TCIA, the Tree Care Industry Association!

This association is a group I’ve been meaning to become a part of for a long time.  There are few (if any) companies in Kitsap county who are TCIA accredited or even members.  TCIA has a ton of information for tree workers and they focus on safe work practices.  Can’t wait to delve into their site and read read read! 

How do I rescue a cat from a tree?

Cat rescue is one the most satisfying parts of my daily job.  Basically everyone is happy at the end of the day.

Cat rescue is also often technical – while the focus is getting the cat safely on the ground in the hands of the owner, this is achieved through climber safety.  Continue reading

So much tree news!

1)  Competed last weekend in Victoria, BC in our final regional tree climbing competition of the year.  Wow – climbing with Veronika Ericsson from Swedon, the women’s world tree climbing champion was awesome.  Tough and kind lady who has some serious skills.  This year I’ve had the opportunity to climb with three of the women’s top Continue reading

Bainbridge Island hosts regional arborists!

Boy did we have fun climbing in Shannon’s giant Garry Oak two weekends ago!  Thanks to the Bainbridge Island Review for covering the event.  What most impressed me was that five guys showed up who had never competed in any tree comp before – it sure takes a lot of guts to come out and was super proud of them!  You can read the coverage here

Another climbing competition

I’ll be representing Bainbridge Island next weekend in Portland climbing at one of our regional Tree Climbing Competitions!  I’m super nervous (again) and mostly prepared though I know it will be all I’m thinking about this week (sorry clients!).  Continue reading