Unlike manuals written for commercial arborists, this book by our friend Dick Flowers assumes you are starting at the very beginning. It also assumes that you are going to climb for pleasure, not to prune the tree. It emphasizes DRT (Doubled Rope Technique), the climbing style best for the author's Midwest hardwood trees, and it covers SRT (Single Rope Technique) as well. For years, Dick has been teaching climbing around Michigan where he lives. His enthusiastic tree climbing converts tell us that he is giving them a hearty introduction.