So you have a sixty foot tree in your backyard with a branch that's just begging to be used for a swing. Except, unlike me, you're not an arborist and you're afraid of heights. Well - allow me to share an industry trick with you that will allow you to set a rope way up in a tree and get it out after.

If you know any arborists, you will notice they look up a lot. There is a reason for that - arborists, unlike most other mortals, are very interested in things falling on them. So should you be. If you're about to throw a rope in a tree, have a good look at the tree first. If there are any dead or broken branches up there, get a professional arborist to make the tree safe!

In the USA (or anywhere else) I recommend you use an arborist who is a member of the International Society of Arborists (ISA) or the local national body - in New Zealand, NZAA, in Australia, ISAAC etc.

Step 1: What you need

This instructable is written from an arborist's point of view.

Have a look at this related link How to Climb a Tree (with prussiks!) - I am working on another instructable on tree climbing too :)

To set a rope in a tree you will need the following:

A rope
You need a rope twice as long as the branch is high (ie if the branch is 12m off the ground you need at least 24m of rope). You'll figure out why. Do NOT compromise on the quality of this rope - your life depends on it. Go for a polyester or poly-blend rope that has sufficient break-test to support your life. The IDEAL rope will be a rated, arborist's climbing line which will have a break test of around 5400lbs or 2700kg. There is plenty of yachting rope around that is strong enough - it just isn't break-tested. Polypropylene rope is also very strong - it's just a bitch to work with. OK for a swing, but not for climbing on.

A throw-line
This can be a commercial arborist's throwline (like Zing-it) or monofilament nylon or even sash cord or string. Basically, a thin, slippery cord that you can throw over a high branch. Good-quality throwline is easier to throw and less frustrating, and not highly-expensive, but you can cut costs here without compromising your safety.

A throwball
The best throwballs are made by commercial arborist's suppliers. Arguably the best throwballs are made by Andy Harrison in NZ (aaharrison@maxnet.co.nz) and you can order them via e-mail. They're not expensive, and they work really well. Throwballs are filled with lead shot so they're soft but fairly heavy.

If you're a cheapskate you can throw any heavy object you like over the branch. I don't care if you choose to throw a piece of rail or an anvil - just remember when it comes down it can hurt you. I am not responsible for damage that you inflict to your neighbour's glasshouse or Porsche.

A helmet
Wear a cycle helmet, a skate helmet, or a climbing helmet. Then the anvil falling on your head won't hurt as much.

A cambium saver
You don't really need a cambium saver. But if you're climbing in a tree and you want to set a rope, use one. It saves the bark, and it makes it easier to climb the tree, and it's easier on your rope. I'm just showing you the right way to do it. I appeal to your deep-green moral conscience.

A cambium saver is a rated load sling with two rated metal rings at either end (pictured). You can improvise one from a load sling or a loop of rope and carabiners, but make sure that everything you use is rated.

Gear advice - never scrimp and save on climbing gear. Find the best price for the good stuff. There are heaps of commercial websites. Start at www.petzl.com and work outwards.
for me personally 550 cord AKA paracord is awesome throw-line it has never broken on me and while it is farily expensive is (in my humble opinion) worth at least 3 times it's weight in gold per foot <br> <br>
<p>Sorry I am bringing your conversation back from the dead here, but I wanted to tell you that you should return you paracord to the manufacturer immediately. You have most likely received a defect batch of cord, but you may be buying from a bogus seller. Paracord should be AT LEAST 50 times its weight in gold per foot. </p><p>P.S. On a more serious note, depending on where you get your cord, there are many places you can get it $0.07 per foot, or 17364 times its weight in gold. (Yes that is the actual price)</p><p>Good luck and stay safe!</p><p>Sam</p>
<p>Alibaba is .07 per 100 ft</p>
I usually use a Gatorade bottle full of water for the throw weight, because it has several notches and curves for you to tie your rope around.
What kind of screw link are you using
It's a pre-manufactured cambium saver. Basically, it's a forged steel ring, a screw link and a strop. All three are rated. I think Petzl has some similar products - check their catalogue. Lots of large arbor firms in the US would have cambium savers on their inventory and could tell you where to buy one<br>
<p>No prob Rose - took me ages to figure it out, and it's kinda counterintuitive</p>
<p>I've been trying to figure out how to do this in my yard. The tree is too big to climb up so I wanted to try and toss it. Thank you for explaining each detail. This is really clear and helpful!<br> &lt;a href='http://www.davidwilliamscertifiedarborist.com' &gt;<br>http://www.davidwilliamscertifiedarborist.com/&lt;/a&gt;</p>
In rock climbing, you're &quot;supposed&quot; to discard any loadbearing metal gear (ie carabiners, belay devices, etc) if it has been dropped from any significant height onto some hard surface. It is said that small invisible cracks can form, weakening the gear without showing any visible signs, causing unexpected failure at a later time.<br><br>The two rings on your cambium saver seem like they would take some severe drops quite often. Sure, you're probably working over grass more often than over rock, since trees tend not to grow on the rocks, but still... Did your training as an arborist mention this at all? Is it a question of materials? Most rock climbing gear seems to be aluminium, what about your arborist gear?
<p>&quot;Microfractures&quot; is one of the biggest and most bogus rock/rope activity myths. </p><ul> <br><li>Chris Harmston, quality assurance manager at Black Diamond: &ldquo;I have test-broken hundreds of used, abused, and dropped &lsquo;biners (even some that fell 3000 ft. (1000 m) from the top of the Salathe Wall on El Capitan). Never have I noticed any problem with these unless there is obvious visual damage to the &lsquo;biner. ... Immediately retire any carabiner that is crooked, has deep indentations, or has a gate that doesn&rsquo;t operate smoothly.&rdquo;</ul><p>Actual tests (summary: gear dropped 200+m breaks at rated strength) </p><ul> <br><li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/RopeTestLab/permalink/573443522678647/" rel="nofollow">Rope Test Lab</a> forum / Richard Delaney<li><a href="http://fatcanyoners.org/bush-guide/dropped-carabiners/" rel="nofollow">http://fatcanyoners.org/bush-guide/dropped-carabiners/</a></ul>
It's one of those things. Do you discard your gear every time something gets dropped? One of the pluses with a cambium saver is that (depending on how it's hanging) neither end is loaded 100%. The rings are also high tensile steel rather than the aluminium of carabiners, so I think they're designed to bounce (even though I try to avoid doing that). Even climbing a tree the way arborists do - on a single rope - is a bit of a no-no in the rope access business, so perhaps it's a 'horses for courses' approach. If you're gonna trust the tree, you're already taking some small risks. I have an answer that would sound like it's straight from the Petzl catalogue.... if you want<br><br><br>
<p>I have a buddy that just became an arborist. I have worked with rock climbing and rappelling before so I am used to heights and working with a rope and harness. I think that it would be a lot of fun to become an arborist eventually because I think that I would do well at it. <br><br>Jason|http://www.kingdomstreecare.net.au</p>
You're an arborist? That's so cool. Great instructable, by the way. So do you know a lot of other arborists? I guess I should just ask--do you know an <a href="http://www.arborcare.com/services" rel="nofollow">arborist in Calgary</a> perchance?
Thanks for sharing. I wonder if any <a href="http://www.arborcare.com" rel="nofollow">tree services in Calgary</a> use this method to climb trees. Great picture!
Thanks so much for sharing this! I have been looking into <a href="https://www.arborcare.com/services/consulting-and-assessment" rel="nofollow">arborist edmonton</a> and if they could do this for me since I know they are good with trees! But I had no clue you could do it on your own! Thanks for sharing!
I love this picture, thank you for sharing this article. I love looking at this picture, it brings back so many memories of my dad. He used to be a <a href="https://www.arborcare.com/services/consulting-and-assessment" rel="nofollow">arborist in Edmonton</a>. He is retired now but I have always wanted a job doing this and honestly thing I would really enjoy it. Great memories, thanks.
Just a comment, arborists are awesome. My grandfather was one and my uncle taught me to climb rope, etc. (climbing trees is like my family's main hobby as children [and adults]) Great instructable and thanks!
Those of us that need to pull rope frequently use slingshots, rods and reels and even arrows to carry a thin line with a weight on the end. The Line then pulls a rope and then on some occasions the first rope may pull a heavier rope, cable or guy wire. It would be safer to use something softer than lead but a half ounce sinker in a sling shot can toss a thin line a long way. <br> In small pipe we use crumpled cellophane and a vacuum to suck the cellophane which carries a string and the string pulls wire or cable. This can take very great forces at times and is nasty work.
President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness meets <a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Sale Christian Louboutin"><strong>Sale Christian Louboutin</strong></a> today in Pittsburgh, the third time the group of executives will gather. Sure <a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-shoes-c-6.html" title="Christian Louboutin Shoes"><strong>Christian Louboutin Shoes</strong></a> to be on the agenda will be the country's stagnant labor market, but it's doubtful the council will discuss their own executive compensation, which runs well into the millions annually for many in the group.The last time the jobs council met was June 13 in Durham, N.C. after which the panel presented 11 ideas to the president, including promoting small business exports, graduating 10,000 <a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Discount Christian Louboutin"><strong>Discount Christian Louboutin</strong></a> more engineers in the U.S., and building workforce skills in advanced manufacturing.The 27 members of the jobs council include current and former CEOs, academics and industry leaders, including AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and United Food and Commercial Workers Union <a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Christian Louboutin On Sale"><strong>Christian Louboutin On Sale</strong></a> president Joseph Hansen.The purpose of the president's <a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Christian Louboutin Sale"><strong>Christian Louboutin Sale</strong></a> jobs council is &quot;to provide non-partisan advice to the president on continuing to strengthen the nation's <br><br><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Christian Louboutin"><strong>Christian Louboutin</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Christian Louboutins"><strong>Christian Louboutins</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Christian Louboutin Discount"><strong>Christian Louboutin Discount</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Cheap Christian Louboutin"><strong>Cheap Christian Louboutin</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Christian Louboutin Cheap"><strong>Christian Louboutin Cheap</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Louboutin"><strong>Louboutin</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Louboutin Sale"><strong>Louboutin Sale</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Cheap Louboutin"><strong>Cheap Louboutin</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Christian"><strong>Christian</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-shoes-c-6.html" title="Louboutin Shoes"><strong>Louboutin Shoes</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-boots-c-14.html" title="Christian Louboutin Boots"><strong>Christian Louboutin Boots</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-fashion-c-339.html" title="Replica Christian Louboutin"><strong>Replica Christian Louboutin</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-fashion-c-339.html" title="Replica Louboutin"><strong>Replica Louboutin</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-fashion-c-339.html" title="Replica Louboutins"><strong>Replica Louboutins</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-fashion-c-339.html" title="Christian Louboutin UK"><strong>Christian Louboutin UK</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-pumps-c-3.html" title="Christian Louboutin Pumps"><strong>Christian Louboutin Pumps</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-ankle-boots-c-12.html" title="Christian Louboutin Ankle Boots"><strong>Christian Louboutin Ankle Boots</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-fashion-c-339.html" title="Christian Louboutin Knockoff"><strong>Christian Louboutin Knockoff</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-fashion-c-339.html" title="Christian Louboutin Knockoffs"><strong>Christian Louboutin Knockoffs</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-sneakers-c-340.html" title="Christian Louboutin Sneakers"><strong>Christian Louboutin Sneakers</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-peep-toe-c-13.html" title="Christian Louboutin Peep Toe"><strong>Christian Louboutin Peep Toe</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-sandals-c-15.html" title="Christian Louboutin Sandals"><strong>Christian Louboutin Sandals</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-platforms-c-4.html" title="Christian Louboutin Platforms"><strong>Christian Louboutin Platforms</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-fashion-c-339.html" title="Christian Louboutin Women"><strong>Christian Louboutin Women</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-fashion-c-339.html" title="Christian Louboutin Men"><strong>Christian Louboutin Men</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-wedges-c-343.html" title="Christian Louboutin Wedges"><strong>Christian Louboutin Wedges</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-fashion-c-339.html" title="Knockoff Christian Louboutin"><strong>Knockoff Christian Louboutin</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-fashion-c-339.html" title="Knockoffs Christian Louboutin"><strong>Knockoffs Christian Louboutin</strong></a><br><a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/"><strong>http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/</strong></a><br><br>economy and ensure the competitiveness of the United States and on ways to <a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Christian Louboutin Outlet Store"><strong>Christian Louboutin Outlet Store</strong></a> create jobs, opportunity, and prosperity for the American people.&quot;Equilar, an executive compensation data firm,&quot; provided the salaries of 12 members of the council, publicly <a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/christian-louboutin-fashion-c-339.html" title="Christian Louboutin Replica"><strong>Christian Louboutin Replica</strong></a> available in their most recent proxy statements, which are usually filed before an annual shareholders' meeting. Financial services not-for-profit TIAA-CREF voluntarily publishes the data for its CEO. The average compensation for 2010 of those 12 members of the council was about $11.2 million.According to Equilar, the median total compensation for all S&amp;P 500 CEOs was $9 million, an increase <a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Christian Louboutin Heels"><strong>Christian Louboutin Heels</strong></a> of 28.2 percent in 2010 compared with 2009, after two consecutive years of decline. Equilar found bonus payouts had the highest growth of all compensation components in 2010 from 2009. Median total bonus payouts for S&amp;P 500 CEOs increased to $2.2 million in 2010, up 43.3 percent from the 2009.About 85 percent of CEOs received an annual bonus payout in 2010, compared to 73.6 <a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Christian Louboutin Outlet"><strong>Christian Louboutin Outlet</strong></a> percent in 2009.Equilar <a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Louboutin Outlet"><strong>Louboutin Outlet</strong></a> calculated their &quot;perks/other&quot; column from the company's proxy statement under the &quot;all other compensation&quot; category. All values including the stock and option awards are taken as disclosed by the company using their valuation method. But there is no guarantee that executives will <a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Christian Louboutin Store"><strong>Christian Louboutin Store</strong></a> actually realize the amounts listed for <a href="http://www.christian-louboutin-shoes-store.com/" title="Christian Louboutin Shop"><strong>Christian Louboutin Shop</strong></a> the equity awards, depending on stock price movements.
Banks <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/" title="Christian Louboutins"><strong>Christian Louboutins</strong></a> have a new remedy to America's ailing housing market: Bulldozers. There are nearly 1.7 million homes in the U.S. in some <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/" title="Christian Louboutin Sale"><strong>Christian Louboutin Sale</strong></a> state of foreclosure. Banks already own some of these homes and will soon have repossessed many more. <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/" title="Christian Louboutin for Sale"><strong>Christian Louboutin for Sale</strong></a> Many housing economists worry that near constant stream of home sales from banks could keep housing prices down for years to come. But what if some <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/" title="Christian Louboutin Outlet"><strong>Christian Louboutin Outlet</strong></a> of those homes never hit the market. Increasingly, it appears banks are turning to demolition teams instead of realtors to rid them of their least valuable repossessed <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/" title="Christian Louboutin Outlet Store"><strong>Christian Louboutin Outlet Store</strong></a> homes. Last month, Bank of America announced plans to demolish 100 foreclosed homes in the Cleveland area. The land is then <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/" title="Christian Louboutin Sale Outlet"><strong>Christian Louboutin Sale Outlet</strong></a> going to be donated back to the local government authorities. BofA says the recent donations in Cleveland are part of a larger plan to rid itself <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/" title="Louboutin Outlet"><strong>Louboutin Outlet</strong></a> of its least saleable properties, many of which, according to a company spokesperson, are worth less than $10,000. BofA has already donated 100 homes in Detroit and <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/" title="Christian Louboutin On Sale"><strong>Christian Louboutin On Sale</strong></a> 150 in Chicago, and may add as many as nine more cities by the end of the year. And BofA is not alone. A number of banks are ramping up their <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/" title="Louboutin Sale"><strong>Louboutin Sale</strong></a> efforts not just to rid themselves of their unwanted homes, but to fully dispose of them. Fannie Mae has a program to sell houses to local municipalities for around a few hundred dollars.<br><br>Wells Fargo has donated <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/" title="Cheap Louboutin"><strong>Cheap Louboutin</strong></a> 800 homes to be demolished since 2009. JPMorgan Chase says it was one of the first banks to begin donating houses it couldn't sell, or didn't <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/christian-louboutin-shoes-c-6.html" title="Christian Louboutin Shoes"><strong>Christian Louboutin Shoes</strong></a> think were repairable. Since 2008, the JPMorgan has donated or sold at a discount 1,900 houses to city or county officials.The banks do the deals because once the properties are donated <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/christian-louboutin-pumps-c-3.html" title="Christian Louboutin Pumps"><strong>Christian Louboutin Pumps</strong></a> they no longer have to pay taxes or for upkeep. Tax experts say the banks may also be able to get a write off for the donation. That appears to <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/christian-louboutin-boots-c-14.html" title="Christian Louboutin Boots"><strong>Christian Louboutin Boots</strong></a> be a better deal than trying to repair some of these homes, which according to a BofA spokesperson are more economical to demolish <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/christian-louboutin-shoes-c-6.html" title="Louboutin Shoes"><strong>Louboutin Shoes</strong></a> than fix up. The local governments like these deals because they get free land to develop or use for open space. <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/christian-louboutin-fashion-c-339.html" title="Christian Louboutin UK"><strong>Christian Louboutin UK</strong></a> Cleveland-based Cuyahoga County Land Reuntilization Corp., which inked the deal with BofA, has been one of the most aggressive local <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/christian-louboutin-fashion-c-339.html" title="Christian Louboutin Australia"><strong>Christian Louboutin Australia</strong></a> government organizations in striking these deals. Housing economists like these deals because they remove homes from the market that would <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/christian-louboutin-fashion-c-339.html" title="Christian Louboutin Canada"><strong>Christian Louboutin Canada</strong></a> otherwise sell for a low price or not at all, dragging down home prices in general. An oversupply of homes on the market has been once of <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/christian-louboutin-fashion-c-339.html" title="Christian Louboutin Outlet Canada"><strong>Christian Louboutin Outlet Canada</strong></a> the big problems plaguing real estate. At the end of June, it would take nine and a half months for the current number <a href="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/" title="http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/"><strong>http://www.christianlouboutin-discounts.com/</strong></a> of homes on the market to sell.
It had reportedly left from South Korea's Incheon <a href="http://www.mbtcheapest.com/mbt-shoes-discount-c-50.html" title="MBT Shoes Website"><strong>MBT Shoes Website</strong></a> International Airport bound for Pudong in China. The Coast Guard tells the news agency it found debris from the Boeing-744 aircraft in waters about 66 miles (107 kilometers) west of Jeju city early Thursday morning. <br><br>Officials say the plane had one pilot and one crew member on board. A pilot and crew member died after an Asiana <a href="http://www.mbtcheapest.com/" title="MBT Shoes Sale"><strong>MBT Shoes Sale</strong></a> Airlines cargo plane crashed early Thursday in the sea off South Korea's Jeju <a href="http://www.mbtcheapest.com/mbt-shoes-discount-c-50.html" title="MBT Shoes US"><strong>MBT Shoes US</strong></a> Island, the Coast Guard told Yonhap News Agency. The Coast Guard said <a href="http://www.mbtcheapest.com/mbt-shoes-discount-c-50.html" title="MBT Shoes Discount"><strong>MBT Shoes Discount</strong></a> one of its patrol boats found debris from the Boeing-744 aircraft operated by South Korea's second-largest flagship carrier in waters about 66 miles (107 kilometers) west of Jeju city, Yonhap <a href="http://www.mbtcheapest.com/mbt-shoes-discount-c-50.html" title="MBT Shoes UK"><strong>MBT Shoes UK</strong></a> reported. The plane had reportedly left from South Korea's Incheon
Gadhafi's government, meanwhile, denounced <a href="http://www.nikeshoxsells.com/" title="Cheap Nike Shox"><strong>Cheap Nike Shox</strong></a> proposals by rebel leaders that they be given some of the regime's assets that have been frozen as part of international sanctions. &quot;That is <a href="http://www.nikeshoxsells.com/" title="Nike Shox"><strong>Nike Shox</strong></a> financial piracy,&quot; Finance Minister Abdulhafid Zlitni said of such a transfer. In all, about $120 billion in Libyan assets have been frozen, he told a news conference. Detailing <a href="http://www.nikeshoxsells.com/" title="Nike Shox Outlet"><strong>Nike Shox Outlet</strong></a> Wednesday's bombings, a NATO official confirmed a strike on at least one ammunition bunker outside the Libyan capital, Tripoli. He <a href="http://www.nikeshoxsells.com/" title="Nike Shox Clearance"><strong>Nike Shox Clearance</strong></a> asked that his name not be used because the military alliance was not yet releasing the information publicly. Libya's official JANA news <a href="http://www.nikeshoxsells.com/" title="Nike Shox Sale"><strong>Nike Shox Sale</strong></a> agency reported airstrikes Wednesday in three other places: Misrata, Libya's third-largest city; Sirte, a Gadhafi stronghold and home to the <a href="http://www.nikeshoxsells.com/" title="http://www.nikeshoxsells.com/"><strong>http://www.nikeshoxsells.com/</strong></a> Libyan leader's tribe.
Rep. Joseph <a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">jordan high heels for women</a> Crowley, a Democrat from New York, stood beside a giant picture of the late Leona Helmsley cuddling her dog, Trouble, who inherited $12 million from Helmsley's estate <a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">air jordan heels</a> when she died. &quot;Under the Republican plan, if Trouble doesn't get a tax break, nobody else should,&quot; Crowley said. &quot;Under the <a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">jordan high heels</a> Republicans' plan, this country will go to the dogs. They'll protect this little dog, but they won't protect the middle class of this country.&quot; While <a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">air jordan high heels</a> the liberal Democrats framed their their case as the rich versus the poor, moderates like Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) argued that <a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">jordan heels</a> the country can no longer afford to keep tax cuts for the wealthy in place. &quot;With our annual deficits now approaching $1 trillion and our debt approaching $14 trillion, it's the right thing to do to make sure our economy is on a sustainable future,&quot; Van Hollen said. <br><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">jordan heels for women</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">high heel jordans</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">jordan heels boots</a> <br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">air jordans heels</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">women jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">jordan high heel</a> <br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">jordans heels</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">jordan boots for women</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">jordan heel boots</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">jordan heels &amp; boots</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">jordan heels and boot</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">jordans high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">women air jordan heel</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">jordan women heels</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">air jordan heels for sale</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">air jordan boots</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">womens jordan high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">high heels jordans</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">cheap jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">women jordan boots</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">christian louboutin boots</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">women heels boots</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">women's boots</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordanboots.com/">jordan women boots</a><br><br>Rep. Joseph Crowley, a Democrat from <a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">jordan boots for women</a> New York, stood beside a giant picture of the late Leona Helmsley cuddling her dog, Trouble, who inherited $12 million from Helmsley's estate <a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">jordans heels</a> when she died. &quot;Under the Republican plan, if Trouble doesn't get a tax break, nobody else should,&quot; Crowley said. &quot;Under the Republicans' plan, this country will go to the dogs. They'll protect this little dog, but they won't protect the middle class of this country.&quot; While the liberal Democrats framed their their case as the rich versus the poor, moderates like Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) argued <a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">jordan high heel</a> that the country can no longer afford to keep tax cuts for the wealthy in place. &quot;With our annual deficits now approaching $1 trillion and our debt approaching $14 trillion, it's the right thing to do to make sure our economy is on a sustainable future,&quot; Van Hollen said. <br><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">high heel jordans</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">jordan high heels for women</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">jordan heels boots</a> <br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">air jordans heels</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">women jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">jordan heel boots</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">jordan heels &amp; boots</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">jordan heels and boot</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">jordans high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">women air jordan heel</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">jordan women heels</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">air jordan heels for sale</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">air jordan boots</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">womens jordan high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">high heels jordans</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">cheap jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">women jordan boots</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">christian louboutin heels</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">women heels boots</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">women's boots</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">jordan women boots</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">air jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">jordan high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">air jordan high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.cheapjordanheels.com/">jordan heels for women</a><br><br>Rep. Joseph Crowley, a Democrat from <a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">jordan boots for women</a> New York, stood beside a giant picture of the late Leona Helmsley cuddling her dog, Trouble, who inherited $12 million from Helmsley's estate when she <a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">jordan heel boots</a> died. &quot;Under the Republican plan, if Trouble doesn't get a tax break, nobody else should,&quot; Crowley said. &quot;Under the <a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">women air jordan heel</a> Republicans' plan, this country will go to the dogs. Jack Lew will work with members of Congress from both parties to &quot;break through this logjam,&quot; the president added, noting &quot;there must be some sensible common ground,&quot; even if they parties don't know yet where that is. Nor did they make progress on the New START Treaty with Russia, despite rumblings from the leadership in Moscow that without ratification, disputes on other fronts between the countries could heat up.<br><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">jordan heels &amp; boots</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">jordan heels and boot</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">jordans high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">air jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">jordan high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">air jordan high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">jordan heels for women</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">high heel jordans</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">jordan high heels for women</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">jordan heels boots</a> <br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">air jordans heels</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">women jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">jordan high heel</a> <br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">jordans heels</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">jordan women heels</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">air jordan heels for sale</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">air jordan boots</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">womens jordan high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">high heels jordans</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">cheap jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">women jordan boots</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">christian louboutin heels</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">women heels boots</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">women's boots</a><br><a href="http://www.jordanhighheels.com/">jordan women boots</a><br><br><br>For the most pressing problem on both sides' <a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">jordan heels</a> agenda -- the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire at year's end with the potential of significantly increasing many Americans' taxes -- the two sides didn't make progress so much as agree that &quot;we need to work to get that resolved,&quot; as Obama put it. Republicans want to make all the tax cuts permanent; many Democrats want to let the tax cuts for <a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">christian louboutin heels</a> the richest Americans expire. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and budget director Jack Lew will work with members of Congress from both parties to &quot;break through this logjam,&quot; the president added, noting &quot;there must be some sensible common ground,&quot; even if they parties don't know yet where that is. Nor did they make progress on the New START Treaty with Russia, despite rumblings from the leadership in Moscow that without ratification, disputes on other fronts between the countries could heat up.<br><br><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">women jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">jordan high heel</a> <br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">jordans heels</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">jordan boots for women</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">jordan heel boots</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">jordan heels &amp; boots</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">jordan heels and boot</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">air jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">jordan high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">air jordan high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">jordan heels for women</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">high heel jordans</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">jordan high heels for women</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">jordan heels boots</a> <br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">air jordans heels</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">jordans high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">women air jordan heel</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">jordan women heels</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">air jordan heels for sale</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">air jordan boots</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">womens jordan high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">high heels jordans</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">cheap jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">women jordan boots</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">women heels boots</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">women's boots</a><br><a href="http://www.highheelswiki.com/">jordan women boots</a><br><br>For the most pressing problem on both <a href="http://www.hijordanretro.com/air-jordan-heels-cheap-38.html">jordan heels</a> sides' agenda -- the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire at year's end with the potential of significantly increasing many Americans' taxes -- the <a href="http://www.hijordanretro.com/air-jordan-heels-cheap-38.html">air jordan heels</a> two sides didn't make progress so much as agree that &quot;we need to work to get that resolved,&quot; as Obama put it. Republicans want to make all the tax cuts permanent; many Democrats want to let the tax cuts for the richest Americans expire. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and budget director Jack Lew will <a href="http://www.hijordanretro.com/air-jordan-heels-cheap-38.html">jordan high heels</a> work with members of Congress from both parties to &quot;break through this logjam,&quot; the president added, noting &quot;there must be some sensible common ground,&quot; even if they parties don't know yet where that is. Nor did they make progress on the New START Treaty with Russia, despite rumblings from the leadership in Moscow that without ratification, disputes on other fronts between the countries could heat up.<br><br><a href="http://www.hijordanretro.com/air-jordan-heels-cheap-38.html">air jordan high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.hijordanretro.com/air-jordan-heels-cheap-38.html">jordan heels for women</a><br><a href="http://www.hijordanretro.com/air-jordan-heels-cheap-38.html">high heel jordans</a><br><a href="http://www.hijordanretro.com/air-jordan-heels-cheap-38.html">jordan high heels for women</a><br><a href="http://www.hijordanretro.com/air-jordan-heels-cheap-38.html">jordan heels boots</a> <br><a href="http://www.hijordanretro.com/air-jordan-heels-cheap-38.html">air jordans heels</a><br><a href="http://www.hijordanretro.com/air-jordan-heels-cheap-38.html">women jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.hijordanretro.com/air-jordan-heels-cheap-38.html">jordan high heel</a> <br><a href="http://www.hijordanretro.com/air-jordan-heels-cheap-38.html">jordans heels</a><br><a href="http://www.hijordanretro.com/air-jordan-heels-cheap-38.html">jordan boots for women</a><br><br>For the most pressing problem <a href="http://www.kickseden.net/air-jordan-high-heels-c-38.html">jordan heels for women</a> on both sides' agenda -- the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire at year's end with the potential of significantly increasing many Americans' taxes -- the two sides didn't make progress so much as agree that &quot;we need to work to get that resolved,&quot; as Obama put it. Republicans want to make all the tax cuts permanent; many Democrats <a href="http://www.kickseden.net/air-jordan-high-heels-c-38.html">high heel jordans</a> want to let the tax cuts for the richest Americans expire. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and budget director Jack Lew will work with members of Congress from both parties to &quot;break through this logjam,&quot; the president added, noting &quot;there must be some sensible common ground,&quot; even if they parties don't know yet where that is. Nor did they make progress on the New START Treaty with Russia, despite rumblings from the leadership in Moscow that without ratification, disputes on other fronts between the countries could heat up.<br><br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/air-jordan-high-heels-c-38.html">jordan high heels for women</a><br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/air-jordan-high-heels-c-38.html">jordan heels boots</a> <br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/air-jordan-high-heels-c-38.html">air jordans heels</a><br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/air-jordan-high-heels-c-38.html">women jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/air-jordan-high-heels-c-38.html">jordan high heel</a> <br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/air-jordan-high-heels-c-38.html">jordans heels</a><br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/air-jordan-high-heels-c-38.html">jordan boots for women</a><br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/air-jordan-high-heels-c-38.html">jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/air-jordan-high-heels-c-38.html">air jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/air-jordan-high-heels-c-38.html">jordan high heels</a><br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/air-jordan-high-heels-c-38.html">air jordan high heels</a><br><br>For the most pressing problem <a href="http://www.christianlouboutinvery.com/air-jordan-high-heels-c-28.html">jordan high heels</a> on both sides' agenda -- the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire at year's end with the potential of significantly increasing many Americans' <a href="http://www.christianlouboutinvery.com/air-jordan-high-heels-c-28.html">air jordan high heels</a> taxes -- the two sides didn't make progress so much as agree that &quot;we need to work to get that resolved,&quot; as Obama put it. Republicans want to make all the tax cuts permanent; many Democrats want to let the tax cuts for the richest Americans expire. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and <a href="http://www.christianlouboutinvery.com/air-jordan-high-heels-c-28.html">jordan heels for women</a> budget director Jack Lew will work with members of Congress from both parties to &quot;break through this logjam,&quot; the president added, noting &quot;there must be some sensible common ground,&quot; even if they parties don't know yet where that is. Nor did they make progress on the New START Treaty with Russia, despite rumblings from the leadership in Moscow that without ratification, disputes on other fronts between the countries could heat up.<br><br><a href="http://www.christianlouboutinvery.com/air-jordan-high-heels-c-28.html">jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.christianlouboutinvery.com/air-jordan-high-heels-c-28.html">air jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.christianlouboutinvery.com/air-jordan-high-heels-c-28.html">high heel jordans</a><br><a href="http://www.christianlouboutinvery.com/air-jordan-high-heels-c-28.html">jordan high heels for women</a><br><a href="http://www.christianlouboutinvery.com/air-jordan-high-heels-c-28.html">jordan heels boots</a> <br><a href="http://www.christianlouboutinvery.com/air-jordan-high-heels-c-28.html">air jordans heels</a><br><a href="http://www.christianlouboutinvery.com/air-jordan-high-heels-c-28.html">women jordan heels</a><br><a href="http://www.christianlouboutinvery.com/air-jordan-high-heels-c-28.html">jordan high heel</a> <br><a href="http://www.christianlouboutinvery.com/air-jordan-high-heels-c-28.html">jordans heels</a><br><a href="http://www.christianlouboutinvery.com/air-jordan-high-heels-c-28.html">jordan boots for women</a>
This <a href="http://www.airgriffeymax.com/nike-ken-griffey-max-c-1.html">nike ken griffey</a> section of the article <a href="http://www.supraskytopcheap.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-cheap-33.html">nike air griffey max</a> deals with the most interesting of the presidents <a href="http://www.airjordan365.com/nike-air-griffey-max-c-165.html">ken griffey jr shoes</a> that can be deemed <a href="http://www.kickseden.net/ken-griffey-jr-shoes-c-1.html">ken griffey shoes</a> intelligent. Whilst some might bemoan the lack of Obama or Kennedy <a href="http://www.supraskytopcheap.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-cheap-33.html">air griffey max 1</a> who <a href="http://www.asicsau.com/cheap-nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-sale-18.html">nike air griffey max</a> are undeniably intelligent, the presidents here either <a href="http://www.supraskytopcheap.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-cheap-33.html">cheap air griffey shoes</a> have <a href="http://www.airgriffeymax.com/nike-ken-griffey-max-c-1.html">cheap griffey shoes</a> madder skillz or achievements that outshine them.<br><a href="http://www.airgriffeymax.com/nike-ken-griffey-max-c-1.html">griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.airgriffeymax.com/nike-ken-griffey-max-c-1.html">ken griffey jr shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.airgriffeymax.com/nike-ken-griffey-max-c-1.html">ken griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.airgriffeymax.com/nike-ken-griffey-max-c-1.html">cheap air griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.airgriffeymax.com/nike-ken-griffey-max-c-1.html">air griffey max 1</a><br><a href="http://www.airgriffeymax.com/nike-ken-griffey-max-c-1.html">nike air griffey max</a><br><a href="http://www.supraskytopcheap.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-cheap-33.html">nike ken griffey</a><br><a href="http://www.supraskytopcheap.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-cheap-33.html">griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.supraskytopcheap.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-cheap-33.html">ken griffey jr shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.supraskytopcheap.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-cheap-33.html">ken griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.supraskytopcheap.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-cheap-33.html">cheap griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordan365.com/nike-air-griffey-max-c-165.html">nike ken griffey</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordan365.com/nike-air-griffey-max-c-165.html">griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordan365.com/nike-air-griffey-max-c-165.html">ken griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordan365.com/nike-air-griffey-max-c-165.html">cheap air griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordan365.com/nike-air-griffey-max-c-165.html">air griffey max 1</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordan365.com/nike-air-griffey-max-c-165.html">cheap griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.airjordan365.com/nike-air-griffey-max-c-165.html">nike air griffey max</a><br><a href="http://www.airyeezyshop.com/nike-air-griffey-max-cheap-38.html">nike ken griffey</a><br><a href="http://www.airyeezyshop.com/nike-air-griffey-max-cheap-38.html">griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.airyeezyshop.com/nike-air-griffey-max-cheap-38.html">ken griffey jr shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.airyeezyshop.com/nike-air-griffey-max-cheap-38.html">ken griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.airyeezyshop.com/nike-air-griffey-max-cheap-38.html">cheap air griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.airyeezyshop.com/nike-air-griffey-max-cheap-38.html">air griffey max 1</a><br><a href="http://www.airyeezyshop.com/nike-air-griffey-max-cheap-38.html">cheap griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.airyeezyshop.com/nike-air-griffey-max-cheap-38.html">nike air griffey max</a> <br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/ken-griffey-jr-shoes-c-1.html">nike ken griffey</a><br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/ken-griffey-jr-shoes-c-1.html">griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/ken-griffey-jr-shoes-c-1.html">ken griffey jr shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/ken-griffey-jr-shoes-c-1.html">cheap air griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/ken-griffey-jr-shoes-c-1.html">air griffey max 1</a><br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/ken-griffey-jr-shoes-c-1.html">cheap griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.kickseden.net/ken-griffey-jr-shoes-c-1.html">nike air griffey max</a> <br><a href="http://www.sneakerswiki.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-3.html">nike ken griffey</a><br><a href="http://www.sneakerswiki.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-3.html">griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.sneakerswiki.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-3.html">ken griffey jr shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.sneakerswiki.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-3.html">ken griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.sneakerswiki.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-3.html">cheap air griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.sneakerswiki.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-3.html">air griffey max 1</a><br><a href="http://www.sneakerswiki.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-3.html">cheap griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.sneakerswiki.com/nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-3.html">nike air griffey max</a> <br><a href="http://www.asicsau.com/cheap-nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-sale-18.html">nike ken griffey</a><br><a href="http://www.asicsau.com/cheap-nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-sale-18.html">griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.asicsau.com/cheap-nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-sale-18.html">ken griffey jr shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.asicsau.com/cheap-nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-sale-18.html">ken griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.asicsau.com/cheap-nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-sale-18.html">cheap air griffey shoes</a><br><a href="http://www.asicsau.com/cheap-nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-sale-18.html">air griffey max 1</a><br><a href="http://www.asicsau.com/cheap-nike-ken-griffey-jr-shoes-sale-18.html">cheap griffey shoes</a><br><br><br>
Hi Vitex<br /> I was a tree lopper for quite a dew years and I used a similar but different method for getting a line 50 metres up into the top of the really tall gum trees we have here in Australia.<br /> I used a sling shot to fire a lead fishing weight attached to a fishing line. I&nbsp;shot this over any branch or fork that I wanted to use and then attached a clothes line rope to the end that I had shot through the branches. I&nbsp;pulled this through and back down to the ground (using the method of attachment that you specified) and then attached the heavy line to the clothes line and pulled that through the tree as well.<br /> I&nbsp;used this method for quite a few years and it allowed me to get far higher than I&nbsp;could have done with a throw line.<br /> Strange as it may sound, I found that the best rubber to use to make the sling shot was several linked large rubber bands. The surgical rubber that you can buy for &quot;proper&quot; slingshots was too strong and did not allow the accuracy that was achievable with the lighter rubber bands.<br /> The beauty of this method is that even if you miss and get caught up in the branches, the most you have lost is a lead weight and a bit of fishing line. But then again, I&nbsp;never missed. :) <br />
The only time I put a rope into a tree is if it looks like it doesn't want to fall where I want it to. <br>I tie a 1/4&quot; rope to a trailer hitch ball and toss it over a branch. <br>Then I use that rope to pull up one end of my 3/4&quot; X 140' tree falling rope. <br>I pull the end down and tie it around it's self Then I pull it tight. <br> <br>Yes, You MUST watch where you throw a trailer hitch ball. <br> <br>BTW, I made that little tree falling rope. 8&gt;))
&nbsp;Yeah, NZ trees are smaller mate - not many that are over 20m... Those gums are eye-watering. &nbsp;I suppose the only downside of sinkers is the occasional glass skylight?
<a href="http://www.asicsmexico.com/asics-ultimate-81-c-8.html">Asics Tiger Ultimate 81</a><br><a href="http://www.asicsmexico.com/onitsuka-tiger-rotation-77-c-7.html">Onitsuka Tiger Rotation 77</a><br><a href="http://www.asicsmexico.com/asics-gel-duomax-c-5.html">Asics Gel Duomax</a><br><a href="http://www.asicsmexico.com/asics-gel-duomax-c-5.html">Asics Duomax</a><br><a href="http://www.asicsmexico.com/asics-mexico-66-baja-c-10.html">Asics Mexico 66 Baja</a> <br><a href="http://www.asicsmexico.com/asics-mexico-66-baja-c-10.html">Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Baja</a><br><a href="http://www.asicsmexico.com/asics-mexico-66-baja-c-10.html">Asics Tiger Mexico 66 Baja</a><br><a href="http://www.asicsmexico.com/asics-mexico-66-deluxe-c-19.html">Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Deluxe</a> <br><a href="http://www.asicsmexico.com/asics-gel-lyte-iii-c-16.html">Asics Gel Lyte</a> <br><a href="http://www.asicsmexico.com/asics-gel-lyte-iii-c-16.html">Asics Gel Lyte III</a> <br><a href="http://www.asicsmexico.com/asics-gel-lyte-iii-c-16.html">Asics Gel Lyte 3</a> <br><a href="http://www.asicsmexico.com/asics-gel-lyte-iii-c-16.html">Buy Asics Gel Lyte III</a> <br><a href="http://www.asicsmexico.com/asics-gel-stratus-21-c-3.html">Asics Gel Stratus 2.1</a> <br><a href="http://www.asicsmexico.com/asics-gel-stratus-21-c-3.html">Asics Gel Stratus</a><br><a href="http://www.asicsmexico.com/asics-gel-stratus-21-c-3.html"> Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Men</a>
In the letter, Assistant <a href="http://www.nikekengriffey.com/">Lebron James Shoes</a> U.S. Attorney Michael Farbiarz noted that the <a href="http://www.nikekengriffey.com/">Ken Griffey <br>Shoes</a> government disagreed with Kaplan's decision and that it was <a href="http://www.nikekengriffey.com/">Ken Griffey Jr Shoes</a> something that would merit an appeal. But he said the government was prepared to prove its case <a href="http://www.nikekengriffey.com/">Cheap Ken Griffey Shoes</a> without witness Hussein Abebe, and <a href="http://www.nikekengriffey.com/">Nike Air Griffey Max 1</a> that other witnesses and victims had already traveled to New York <a href="http://www.nikekengriffey.com/">Nike Air Max</a> for the trial.&quot;An appeal at this juncture would obviously <a href="http://www.nikekengriffey.com/">Nike Air Max Shoes</a> cause a delay - a delay of uncertain, and perhaps <a href="http://www.nikekengriffey.com/">Air Max Sneakers</a> significant, length,&quot; the letter said. &quot;
wouldn't tying the throwline in-line with the overhand knot work, should you happen to guess the wrong side of the rope? If you picked the wrong side, just pull it back down and tie it on the other side.
Yes, that does work well.... Trouble is at the end of a long day climbing about, you tend to forget. I might change my behaviour and do just that - especially on tall trees (or in the dark) when I can't see the cambium saver rings clearly! Cheers
Been thinking about your suggestion of attaching a throwline to the rope for cambium saver retrieval.... There is a problem. WHen you pull the rope through the cambium saver, using an overhand knot to collect it and pull it out of the tree, the cambium saver flips round the branch. If you have a line on the other end of the climbing rope 'just in case' this line then loops through the cambium saver and prevents it coming out of the tree. The only way to work it is to pull the rope through, check, then pull it back, detach the throwline, and then pull out the cambium saver.... So there WAS a reason that we did it that way (as i am relieved to find out)......
are you sure the cambium saver would &quot;flip around&quot;?... i was thinking the climbing rope would still just be through both ends of the cambium saver, but the knot on your climbing rope would still be pulling on the small ring. then you'd just have to keep pulling and the force of you pulling would pull the cambium saver up and over while the slickness of the throw line would keep the cambium saver moving back down to you while you had a funny little loop on the throwline running back over the branch. eventually, the cambium saver would make it back down to you and you'd pull your throw line all the way through. your throw line would definitely have to be slick though... thoughts?
What happens in practice is that you look very carefully which end of the climbing rope is which, and then just tie a knot in the end that's through the big ring, give it a pull, and it pulls through the big ring, collects the small ring and the whole thing falls at your feet. No need to fiddle with a throwline. Otherwise you go back in the morning (when it's light) throw another line into the tree, and go fetch your cambium saver! Proprietary throwline is very slick, btw - (e.g. zing-it) Some of the others are polypropylene, which is real slick, but kinda nasty also.
The knots are important, so why not at least name the ones you have found best for each application in your instructable?<br />
a good sized marble, or ball bearing in a monkey's paw knot with a tail to attach to your rope works beautifully.&nbsp; That is what sailors use to throw those super heavy anchoring ropes to people on the dock.&nbsp; I also have one that has a tail with a loop in it that I can slip my hand into that I used to keep in my truck for self defense when I was single.&nbsp; A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.&nbsp; I got the idea cause my brother who works offshore said one of the guys on their boat got hit in the head with one by mistake and it knocked him out cold and gave him a concussion.
I attach a rope to my bow and arrow then just shoot it up... hey! it works ;)
Lol, me too! XD What poundage you use?
my bow is 45 i think. hbu
35, But i has a recurve, hbu?
Oh I was wrong I checked the poundage mine is set to 30 at the moment but I'm not sure what recurve.
I mean what re curve is.
Hey, as long as you get in the tree it's cool :) Truth is, most trees can be climbed without resorting to this sort of trickery
true. And if not the easiest way is with a latter =)<br/>
Um yea, I dont see much difference than tying rope to a rock and throwing it, just this is a tad bit more fancy. Sorry, but i dont see much difference. And Just make it easy. Shoot it up there with a potato cannon. If its pneumatic, then you can dial in to the right psi.
If I were going to climb many trees this way, I'd skip the prussics and spring for a couple of Jumars - mechanical equivalent of a prussic, but faster to get on and off the main rope. The primary reason that I can think of that prussic rope is so thin is that most (rock) climbers think of prussics as a last resort for getting up and so only carry them for emergencies....
You can actually make a prusik out of any rope that is the same diameter or smaller than a climbing rope. Jumars work, but prusiks are simpler. Jumars have a way of 'walking' off a rope.... <br/><br/>Here's why you should always back an ascender with a fail-safe (like a prusik)<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.treebuzz.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&amp;Number=28587&amp;Main=28524#Post28587">http://www.treebuzz.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&amp;Number=28587&amp;Main=28524#Post28587</a><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.isa-arboriculture.org/content/cm000181.htm">http://www.isa-arboriculture.org/content/cm000181.htm</a><br/><br/>Warning - second link may prove disturbing!<br/><br/>I use an ascender but i back it up with a prusik as a safety knot. Also, prusik loops are real cheap compared to ascenders... &lt;always read the label&gt; One of the good things about buying Petzl products is they give you cool little folders full of Awful Accidents. So at least you know how you're going to die if you get it wrong..... (pardon my sense of humour)<br/>
have you considered trying a bow and an arrow with nuts glued on the end? would probably be more reliable than a weighted ball...
The reason they use throwballs is to limit collateral damage. Otherwise you might find some innocent suburbanite lying in the garden with an arrow sticking out of his back. Actually they use longbows and crossbows to set lines in really tall trees (like Redwoods) - for which google Steve Sillett - but in most normal trees a throwball is quite enough. I am lousy with a throwball and I can set a line about 60ft up - you don't usually need more'n that
Well written and illustrated. You clearly know what youre doing. Its good to see someone demonstrating extra caution by wearing a helmet. The only minor point I would suggest (and it might possibly belong in the follow-up instructable on what to do once the rope is in the tree) is that although you can save money by using polypropylene rope and various varieties that can be bought from hardware shops, they arent designed to deal with the intense abuse from a friction knot sliding up and down them (or the squeezing and tearing effects of dedicated ascenders). A rope may be able to hold the weight of 20 elephants but if it doesnt have a durable sheath thin prussik cord will tear through it. A quick google search reveals you can buy seriously strong <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rei.com/product/472013">11mm semi-static rope</a> for $0.72/metre, at that price youd be silly not to. Look forward to the sequel.<br/>

About This Instructable


100 favorites


Bio: A consulting arborist and tree-climber
More by vitex: How to get a rope into a tree (without climbing it)
Add instructable to: