This class provides an introduction to tree climbing and features the opportunity to have supervised climbing instruction in trees. It is ideal for tree companies looking to advance promising grounds staff, or gardeners and landscapers who want to add new skills. Effective methods for climbing trees will be demonstrated by instructors and practiced by students. Safety rules will be reviewed and stressed. Students will learn how to tie critical knots regularly used by arborists. Included in the fee, each student will receive a copy of The Tree Climbers Companion by Jeff Jepson, a great resource for climbers. Bring an arborist’s rope and saddle, a hard hat, gloves, safety glasses, and insect repellent to the class. Wear boots, long pants, and dress for the weather. We will meet at Bloomfield Farm. Look for the paved road across Northwestern Avenue from the public garden entrance. Park in the lot and follow the signs to the Horticulture Center.
Instructors: Zach Shechtman, owner of Shechtman Tree Care & Rob Thigpen, foreman at Shechtman Tree Care
When: March 15, 16, & 17: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia
Fee: $525 (includes lunch)
CEUs: This course carries 17.25 CEUs for ISA certified arborists (S=0, P=17.25, M=0)
Register online at https://online.morrisarboretum.org/page.aspx?pid=392
For more information, contact Morris Arboretum Education Department at (215) 247-5777 or firstname.lastname@example.org