Out on a limb
Friday, May 4, 2018
Posted by: Jennifer Olivares
Jamie Schlittenhart picks out a particularly tall and robust silver maple from the urban forest known as Hawthorne Park and quickly gets to work.
Channeling his inner Spider-Man, the professional arboriculturist sends up a guide rope, then he quickly and systematically anchors one end of the rope to the tree’s base and attaches himself to the other.
Within moments, he’s using his legs to ascend the rope, almost like he’s riding a unicycle in the air, before he stops 50 feet above the ground.