Did you know that tree climbing is a sport? The International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) has events throughout America that aims to improve the skill and safety of arborists to encourage safe practices.
It is also an opportunity for competitors to learn about new equipment and to learn from their peers.
Understanding how to scale trees safely is a vital part of an arborist’s knowledge; it ensures their safety but also protects the tree and the surrounding property.
This also allows them to work more efficiently once they are in the tree.
The top climbers in the US can compete at an international level through competitions across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific.
The competition has five elements:
- Aerial Rescue
- Work Climb
- Belayed Speed
To find out more about Tree Climbing and for information about where events are taking place, head to the ITCC website.