May we take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year and we look forward to continuing business with you in 2021.

Please be advised that our last day for sending next working day items by courier will be Tuesday 22rd December for delivery on Wednesday 23rd. If goods are not dispatched on the 24th, they will be held and dispatched on our return in the new year, 4th January 2021.

Our last working day before Christmas will be Thursday 24th December.

We will be closed over the holiday period but will re-open on Monday 4th January.

Christmas Period Opening Times 2020/21


 Yours sincerely,

All the staff at


The Bear Valley EXO Ranger breathable mesh vented shirt is designed to keep workers cooler in the sun  💪  

Designed for arborists, site workers, and anyone working outdoors the extra strong stitching helps withstand more abuse from physical work.

Arborist in Bear Valley Shirt

The ranger boasts ergonomic comfort and performance whilst at work.  

Breathable Vents ☑️ 

Snug Fit ☑️  

Long Torso ☑️

Arborist at work

Longer torso length to allow for the user to stretch without the shirt becoming untucked 

Breathable mesh vents along the whole side of the user 

Extra strong stitching to withstand more abuse from physical work 

3 Material blend for maximum comfort, stretch and moisture control 

Tight to the body, neck and arms to help reduce the ingress of foliage/tree waste and reduce snagging. 

Cutting wood in Bear Valley shirt

Visit our Bristol depot to try it for yourself or BUY ONLINE today ! 

Any order at gets you 1x Free T-Shirt, at the checkout be sure to submit the relevant discount code for yours today!

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Securing the ASCENTREE with the ZIGZAG - Technique for access and work on a single rope 

There are many access techniques suitable for different work objectives in the tree. The access technique includes a choice of rope installation, and the ascent technique itself. Two precautions are recommended during access. When ascending using a frame-loaded rope clamp, the user must not fall if one or both of the cams on the rope clamp should open. The cams should be backed up, for example, by friction hitches. The user must be able to descend in an emergency, without significant change to the equipment setup. 

Arriving at the top, the ZIGZAG is on the splice side, ready to be set up for the normal work configuration. 

                                                  Access                                     Work

  • Uses little equipment. 
  • The work rope is not carried by the arborist while climbing. 
  • The rope length, required for the work phase and the descent, is verified during access setup. 
  • The rope joining knots, placed at the top, ensure no knot passing in case of emergency descent, or rescue. 
  • The choice of EXPRESS sling allows the ergonomics to be adjusted for the ascent. 
  • Work is not possible during the access phase. 
  • Without an access rope left in place during the work phase, the possibilities of aid or rescue by the ground person are reduced 


The ZIGZAG must be installed on the blocked rope strand. 
The quick link on the ASCENTREE must be tightened with a wrench. 
The knots must be moved up as close as possible to the branch for the strand to be correctly blocked. 

Remarks on the ZIGZAG backup 

- If the cam on the blocked strand opens, the ZIGZAG works normally in double mode 
- If the cam on the other strand opens, the climber is held by the cam on the blocked strand (the rope must be tightened around the branch) 
- Warning: if both cams open simultaneously, the arborist will be hanging from the ZIGZAG in single mode. This situation is acceptable in this special case, on the condition that the arborist dœs not move. It is recommended to quickly make a backup knot on the rope, below the ZIGZAG, before re-engaging the cams to continue the ascent 

Variations for blocking the ends 


Blocking one of the rope ends allows use of the ZIGZAG backup.

• A butterfly knot is very secure, but can be difficult to untie once you've arrived at the top

• Blocking with a friction hitch will be easy to disconnect in all situations. Beware of cantilever loading on the connector




Installing the access system 


Arriving at the top

Once at the top and anchored in, the arborist can dismantle the access system and disconnect the ends of the access rope.

Work position

The ZIGZAG is close to the splice, in the normal work configuration.

Emergency descent (during the access phase) 

Disengage the cam on the blocked strand and remove the rope from that side of the ASCENTREE. Close the cam. 
Use the ZIGZAG normally in double mode. 

Warning: do not disengage the two cams to attempt to descend with the ZIGZAG in single mode. 

To identify which cam should be disengaged, install a carabiner in the upper attachment hole of the ASCENTREE, on the side of the strand that is not blocked. This carabiner dœs not affect system function.

Optimize the quality of placement for your connectors, to avoid any rubbing or poor positioning that presents a risk of opening or breaking the carabiner. In case of doubt, use steel connectors certified to the ANSI Z359.12 standard, which have locking sleeves that can withstand external and side loads of 16 kN. Note: this strength dœs not protect against the risk of accidental opening due to rubbing. If you are unable to mitigate the risks of rubbing and/or poor positioning of the connectors, use a different technique.

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Transporting brash, logs, equipment or even tidying up after a job has never been easier! Here at, we have an impressive array of heavy duty material handling trolleys.

Available to buy or hire we have a selection that covers all applications. Whether you are manoeuvring through tough terrain or going through a Forest, we have you covered!

Which one is best for you?!

Our most economical and best selling trolley is the Economical Log Tube Trolley. With a maximum Load of 250kg, length of 915mm and width of 430mm this log trolley was originally designed for heavy duty industrial use and large steel pipes.

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The Forestry Log Trolley  - Long Pipe/ Log is designed for manoeuvring longer logs than the Economical Log trolley. Our Forestry log trolley has a maximum load of 300kg, length of 1515mm and width of 555mm, however, both this model and the model above have solid wheels.

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For a more compact solution, the LiftinGear log/ tube trolley is brilliant for heavy duty industrial and forestry work. This Trolley takes logs or pipes up to 6 meters long. Removable handles help to steer and to tip the trolley, making it easy to manoeuver and remove logs.

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Heavy duty brash, log Arborist and forestry trolley is by far the most practical and flexible tool for manoeuvring logs and brash. With solid puncture proof rubber tyres,  maximum capacity of 500kg, a width of 1020mm/ height of 892mm this trolley enables users to stack more logs than any of our other trolleys at once. You may think this trolley is extremely bulky and difficult to transport however, due to the removable side bars users can easily assemble and disassemble the log trolley.

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Overall each trolley has their benefits. For an economical solution to carrying logs, the Economical Log Tube Trolley is most favoured among Arborist and Forestry workers. Although if users need to  manoeuver a large number of logs with the need for a high capacity the Heavy duty brash, log Arborist and Forestry trolley is a great choice.




22,000 road impact incidents in England in 2013 were caused by objects falling from vehicles. When transporting any equipment, logs or brash it is fundamental all loads are secure. When transporting any goods it's vitally important that you ensure that all your loads are secure or you risk damaging them. If an unsecured load falls there's a risk of injuries and even death! To avoid damaging your goods or causing any fatal accidents, it is important you ensure you secure your load, and our range of Load Restraint Systems  allow you to do just that.

We supply everything from ratchet lashings to load binder chains - whatever your requirements may be, we're confident you'll be able to find the load restraint option to meet them. Here are some of the load restraint products we have to offer:

If you are transporting heavy goods it's crucial that you use the appropriate load restraint to prevent your load from falling off your vehicle. These ratchet lashings are one of our most sought-after load restraint products, and can secure a huge variety of different loads. To view our range of ratchet lashings, please click here!

A cargo bar is a load restraint product that is more suited for pickup trucks and other large vehicles whilst their in transit. The bar is held in place by high-grip rubber feet and the bar is constructed from lightweight aluminium. The cargo bar can be adjusted from 2350 - 2720mm by using the ratchet mechanism, placed across the width of the vehicle to prevent anything from sliding off the vehicle. To purchase this ratchet cargo bar, please click here.

If you're looking for an affordable, heavy-duty load restraint solution, our load binder sets could be exactly what you're looking for! The sets include a load binder, a load binder chain, and a pair of hooks. Each load binder kit has it's own maximum breaking strength, so please check the kit you're purchasing is suitable for your requirements. For more information on our load binder sets, please click here.

No matter how heavy your loads are, or the size of the vehicle you're transporting these goods are on, our load restraint systems will ensure that they're secure whilst it's in transit. To view our entire range of load restraint products, please click here




Want to extend the life of your rigging ropes? Protect trees? & have an efficient operation when removing limbs?!

Lowering Devices are an excellent piece of equipment for friction management to efficiently and safely lower limbs. Lowering devices save money, time and improve safety.

At we have released a comprehensive range of lowering devices from Porta Wraps to Heavy duty lowering bollards. High-quality, competitively-priced, and available to hire as well as to buy our Rigging Systems are perfect for Tree Care Professionals!