tree boles
forest canopy

How to Cite

Brockelman, W. Y. (1997). A METHOD FOR CLIMBING RAIN FOREST TREE BOLES WITHOUT USING VERTICAL ROPES. Selbyana, 18(1), 72–76. Retrieved from https://ojs.test.flvc.org/selbyana/article/view/120626


Obtaining specimens from the forest canopy is a perennial problem for tropical biologists. A safe and easy method that does not require the use of a vertical rope is described suitable for ascending straight young branchless tree boles of 10-35 cm in diameter or large lianas. It uses rope loops attached to foot and waist assemblies, which pass twice about the tree trunk and are cinched off with small ascenders. The climber can ascend to heights of 15-25 m and reach botanical specimens with a saw attached to a long pole, or detach from the loops and move about the canopy using other climbing gear. While on the loops, the climber is firmly attached to the trunk and has both hands free to work.


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