Tree Climbing School

Learn the fundamentals tree maintenance and how to safely climbing trees in this three-day course.
Tree Climbing School - Workshops
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Length: 3 days
Language: English

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When: Tue., May 28, 2019
Wed., May 29, 2019
Thu., May 30, 2019
(7:30 AM - 3:30 PM)

Where: Masonic Conference Center
1244 Bainbridge Rd.
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022
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registration deadline: May 24, 2019
11:59 p.m.

To Be Covered

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
  • Knots

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.

Who Should Attend?

To achieve success in this climbing course, all participants should be in good health and have a desire to work in arboriculture. On the first day, all participants will be asked to sign a waiver releasing the instructors.

Bad Weather Note

Rain or shine! Dress according to the weather report!


Climbing equipment will be provided. You may bring your own gear, but it will be inspected before use.


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.

Safety is a school priority and will be vigorously taught and monitored!

What will you learn?
  • Safety/safe climbing practices,
  • Equipment/use of hand tools,
  • Tree terminology,
  • Tree disease and insect diagnosis
  • Culture and pruning
  • Tree removal
  • Knots



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