Climbing Workshop Hits New Heights !
More than 100 arborists joined expert instructors for an intensive series of tree climbing demonstrations on August 18 , 2022 . The mature oaks at the German Club in Walpole offered excellent opportunities for modern climbing instruction – from the basics and beyond – all in the interest of tree preservation .
Our four amazing presenters Melissa LeVangie-Ingersoll , MCA , Rip Tompkins ,
MCA , Kyle Donaldson , and Bruce Duffy , MCA worked as a team to provide instruction on everything from traditional closed climbing systems to advanced STS climbing , along with safe gear inspection .
The workshop featured the latest climbing methods , technology , and mechanicals designed to improve climber skills and productivity .
Here ’ s what participants had to say about the program :
“ Great job by all the instructors … they covered tree climbing from A to Z .”
“ Refreshers on techniques and safety are essential .”
“ Great teachers with awesome lessons !”
“ Getting tree care professionals of all types and levels together is a great way to cultivate the climbing tradition .”
“ This course is needed by all arborists !”
This important instruction , and member gathering , were supported by our friends at RBI / Shelter Tree . Special thanks to Maltby & Co ., Reilly Tree & Landscape , and Tree Tech for donating tree work in advance of the workshop .
Fall Field Day Plant ID Winners
Congratulations to Dan Jewett and Youseff Abiramia of Sylvan Nursery who crushed the Tree ID challenge .
( More about Fall Field Day on p . 4 )