Tree Climbing School
Experienced professionals from Penn State, ISA Penn Del Chapter and industry will present lectures and demonstrations.
The school will include classroom and fieldwork covering:
- safety/safe climbing practices,
- equipment/use of hand tools,
- tree terminology,
- tree disease and insect diagnosis
- culture and pruning
- tree removal
Students completing this school will not be accomplished climbers; however, students will have a satisfactory basic understanding, knowledge, and the skills required in the field of tree maintenance and tree climbing. A great deal of time will be spent in trees climbing. To achieve success in this climbing course, all participants should be in good health and have a desire to work in arboriculture.
Tree Climbing School is primarily a skill based physical activity.
Those with disabilities that prevent a full range of body motion, experience difficulty with manual dexterity, or have significantly impaired vision should not register for this program.