Climb Trees,
Expand Your Horizons

Ascend to new heights with professional tree climbing arborists as they share basic techniques and systems accepted within the industry to safely, efficiently, and effectively perform tree care operations.

Climbing instruction will be provided by arborists while aloft in a tree set up within the expo center’s Freedom Hall.

Presented by Davey Tree in collaboration with The Women's Tree Climbing Workshop, and sponsored by STIHL, with support from SHELTER Tree.

Bear – Women in Trees
Davey Tree

Climbing Instruction Schedule

3:30 – 4:30 PM
Intro to Climbing: Job Briefing, PPE, Purpose and Approach

4:45 – 5:45 PM
Basic Climbing Techniques: Climbing Equipment and Systems

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Tree Entry: Throwline, Rope Installation and Tie-in-points

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Access, Ascent (Closed vs. Open System) and Movement

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Movement & Work Positioning

3:30 – 4:30 PM
Safety, Descent, and Equipment Management

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Tools of the Trade

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Climbing Systems: Stationary and Moving Rope Strategies and Basics of Rigging