We welcome you to join us at our shop the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month! 

We meet so many amazing folks on a daily basis (clients, community members, arborists & the like) that we've

committed to making time to connect with our community Saturday mornings from 8am to 11am. If you're interested in seeing what it's like to climb a tree for the first time, please give us a heads up on Friday by noon via text (David: 817-975-2996 or Ben: 760-803-0276) with the number of folks that are joining you. We look forward to having you out!

Our Location: 

607 N Carolina Hwy 54 West

1/10 of a mile past the intersection of Hatch Rd and Hwy 54 in Chapel Hill.

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At a minimum you'll find: Coffee, Snacks & Conversations to be had with owners Craig Nishimoto & David Ricks


We realize that we're siloed in this industry. 

We're all about sharing knowledge and being around all folks interested in trees, tree care, climbing, splicing & the tools of the trade

Bring your tools. Show us what you're using. 

Homeowners & tree workers: bring in your old chainsaw and we'll show you how to sharpen it. Show us a picture or describe a tricky tree and we may be able to loan you some tools to make the job safer, easier and/or more fun(!). 


Saturday Climbing Challenges

Every 1st & 3rd Saturday Ben will have a unique climbing challenge open to all folks interested in testing their climbing skills. Prizes will be awarded to climbers who place 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Some challenges are timed & some are point-based. Even if you're new to climbing trees, you'll enjoy the challenge - leaving with tips & tricks that will inform your next climbing adventure. 

Text Ben @ 760.803.0276 for more info.

Rope Splicing Classes 

Check out our 2022 Saturday calendar here for more information on Double Braid & 12 Strand Hollow Braid splicing classes with David. For a small fee you'll leave with a spliced rope sling that you created following instruction from someone who regularly crafts rope tools for industry professionals. 3 slots available per class. 

Text David @ 817.975.2996 for more info. 


You're going to meet people that are willing to listen & teach if you come with topics you'd like to learn more about. Plan on stopping in and discussing how we can help with a future in-depth Saturday training session. 

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Bring the Kids. We have Swings. 

We have rope swings installed in the trees around the shop that will put even the best park swing to shame. Feel free to bring the kids. Fair warning that you'll be wanting a turn too!