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

September 6-8, 2019

UK & Ireland Tree Climbing Competition

Tetbury, Gloucestershire United Kingdom Westonbirt The National Arboretum

September 13-14, 2019

Michigan Tree Climbing Championship

Traverse City, MI United States The Village of Grand Traverse Commons

September 13-14, 2019

Wisconsin Arborist Assoc. Tree Climbing Competition

Madison, Wisconsin United States Goodman Park

September 20-21, 2019

Ontario Tree Climbing Championship (OTCC)

Burlington, Ontario Canada LaSalle Park

October 11-13, 2019

2019 North American Tree Climbing Championship

San Diego, CA United States Balboa Park

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