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Tree Climbing School

Penn Del ISA and Penn State Extension Present
Easter Pennsylvania Tree Climbing School
Oct. 6-10, 2014
Horticulture Center, Philadelphia, PA
Course Fee: $485

This five-day tree climbing school is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension and the International Society of Arboriculture - Penn Del Chapter. The school is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Major emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees. 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, and
  • 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.

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, The Pennsylvania State University, and the International Society of Arboriculture - Penn Del Chapter from all liability.

Safety is a school priority and will be vigorously taught and monitored.
Enrollment is limited, and pre-registration is required.
Confirmation letters will be sent to all enrolled students with a list of required equipment for the course. If you need further information, please contact the Dept. of Ecosystem Science and Management at 814- 865-7541.
Registration includes a 1-year membership in the Penn-Del Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture

Kris Edson
Lead Tree Surgeon, Arborist
Penn State University
James Savage
Certified Arborist
Instructor of Arboriculture
Penn State University Horticulture Department
Industry Representatives
Professional, experienced climbers from different companies will assist in the instruction of this school.

Note: Food/Meals
Meals and food will not be provided during the Tree Climbing School. Participants will be responsible for providing their own lunch and snacks.

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