BlueCocos - Tree Work

Pierre Tardif
Aptos, CA
Danville, QC

Swiss Tree Grippers

I began doing tree work in 1996. I focus on quality, safety and strictly follow the ANSI A300 Pruning and ANSI Z133 Safety standards.

I carry a general liability insurance policy.

I specialize in palm pruning without the use of climbers, also called climbing spurs, spikes, gaffs or hooks, which cause irreparable damage to plants.

Other interests include pruning and climbing techniques, rigging and mechanics, entomology, microscopy and plant pathology.

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Work History


Self-employed, tree work; pruning, dynamic cabling, removals.


Volunteer with Our City Forest. Structural pruning of young trees, stake removal and tree health evaluation.

Rope access on Washingtonia filifera
Chico, CA

Washingtonia Climbing

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Life Member (157498)
ISA Western Chapter (CH-07000)
ISA Quebec Chapter (1377-QC)
California Arborists Association (CAA)
American Horticultural Society
International Palm Society
International Association for Plant Taxonomy
American Entomological Society
American Phytopathological Society

Additional Qualifications
Arbormaster Training Climbing Skills (level 1).
Arbormaster Training Precision Felling (level 1).
CAA Climbing and Aerial Rescue Workshop.
CAA Tree Biology Workshop.
Trained in CPR, First Aid, BBP, AED. (8 hours)
Instructor, "Mechanics In Tree Work", CAA Workshop.

Cleaning up a W. filifera
Palo Alto, CA

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