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The Perception of Value

The ins and outs of pricing your services in tree work. This single piece of content may be the most important thing that I have put out to-date. It's only 20 minutes long, super digestible, and very applicable. Please, if you run a tree service, or tree care business, give this short little episode a chance. It just might change the way that you think about the work that we do. - Patrick


August Hunicke

In this episode, the original MonkeyBeaver himself reveals some of his secrets for filming and editing tree work, and storytelling on Youtube. We dive deep into just how much grit and determination is required to stick with it, when you're part-way through a tree job and it seems like it would be so much easier to just put the cameras away and get the job done! We also talk about his backstory, where his work ethic and passion for tree work came from, how he dealt with having all of his...


Origin Stories: The Rope Wrench with Kevin Bingham

This is the behind-the-scenes story of the development of the Rope Wrench, from the godfather of SRT himself, Mr. Kevin Bingham. From the initial idea that led to the F8 Revolver, to online collaboration that produced the ZK-1, to licensing the Wrench to ISC and refining the tool to produce the shiny ZK-2, this is the inside scoop that few have heard. We also dive deep into the backstory of how Kevin got into climbing, where innovation comes from, Kevin's ideas for bike-based tree care...


Subcontracting 101

In this episode, we explore some of the basic aspects of subcontracting/freelancing, one of the easiest and best ways for an up and coming arborist to transition from being an employee to being self-employed. We start with the basic concepts and then go on to explore equipment, expectations and responsibilities, money, liability, choosing your customers, and promoting your skills. This is gonna be good! This episode is brought to you by The Schultz Effect. Documenting Pfannerman's...


Using the power of the internet and social media for your business

Good day friends! Today we are looking at harnessing the power of the internet and social media to create an online presence for your tree service or tree care company. We explore what I consider to be the 5 essential elements of online marketing for your business in 2018: 1. a website 2. an email list 3. a Facebook page 4. an Instagram account 5. a Youtube account The concept is this: how can I take everything that I have learned from promoting my side hustle, EducatedClimber, and...


Podcast Introduction and Manifesto

Welcome friends! So excited to get the new podcast out to the world. No set format, no set length, opinionated and raw, the podcast will explore primarily the business side of the industry, with interviews from innovators and entrepreneurs who make their living in the canopy. This is gonna be good! In this first episode we explore a little bit about my background in both audio recording and tree work, and we set out the framework for what you can expect from the podcast in the future.