Techniques for Rigging and Aerial Tree Removal Operations This book covers the basics of tree dismantling, including site setup, equipment inspection, rigging techniques, the use of a chainsaw in trees, and some fundamental concepts of rigging forces and rigging system design. Many other techniques and rigging equipment configurations exist which are not discussed in this MIS, but the information presented forms a solid foundation on which practitioners can build. Information on tree inspection, rope use, knot tying, the operation of chainsaws, tree felling and tree access is contained within the appropriate MISs for those work tasks. This is one of a series of Minimum Industry Standards (MISs) produced by Arboriculture Australia Ltd in consultation with the national arboriculture community. These industry peer-reviewed standards cover the skills and equipment with which competent practitioners should be familiar.