Climbing Competitions

Professional tree climbing competitions are held around the world to provide a platform for arborists to learn about the latest in climbing techniques and innovations in equipment. They showcase the highest level of professional skills and safety, providing a competitive learning environment for those working in the industry.

The competitions simulate working conditions of arborists in the field. Male and female competitors perform five different events during preliminary rounds. Each event tests a competitor's ability to professionally and safely maneuver in a tree while performing work-related tree-care tasks in a timely manner.

Competitive tree climbing also introduces the public to the skills professional tree climbing arborists must use for safe, professional tree work.

Upcoming Events

August 9-11, 2019

2019 International Tree Climbing Championship

Knoxville, TN United States Lakeshore Park

May 4-5, 2019

Natural State Tree Climbing Championship

Little Rock, AR United States MacArthur Park

May 9, 2019

Aerial Rescue – 7 CEUs (OCCB, OLCB, ISA, TCIA)

Central Point, Oregon United States TouVelle State Recreation Site

May 10, 2019

Rigging for Removal – 6.5 CEUs (OCCB, OLCB, ISA, TCIA)

Central Point, OR United States TouVelle State Recreation Site

May 16-18, 2019

2019 Dutch Tree Climbing Championship

Apeldoorn, Gelderland Netherlands Verzetstrijderspark

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