Join fellow MAA members and expert trainers for an intensive series of tree climbing demonstrations and instruction on Tuesday , August 9 , 2022 .
Many of you have attended MAA membership meetings at The German Club in Walpole , MA . The mature oaks on the property offer excellent opportunities to demonstrate modern climbing techniques – from the basics and beyond – all in the interest of tree preservation .
Top trainers including Kyle Donaldson , Drew Dunavant , Bruce Duffy , MCA , Melissa LeVangie-Ingersoll , MCA , and Rip Tompkins , MCA will provide instruction on everything from traditional closed climbing systems to advanced STS climbing and rigging . Group instruction will be followed by stations featuring the latest methods , technology , and mechanicals designed to improve climber skills , and productivity . Safe gear inspection will be emphasized .
When training wraps up , we ’ ll enjoy a delicious summer barbecue at The German Club ’ s Biergarten .
This important training , and member gathering , is brought to you with support from 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 .