Welcome to our latest NZ Arborist News and Events Blog post. This month we send a very special welcome home to our World Champs!
Congratulations to Chrissy Spence and James Kilpatrick
Who brings home the world tree climbing championship title. It was the first time for Jimmy to win the world championship and we send a big hug across the water to Germany. Well done Jimmy!
Chrissy on the other hand has now won the world tree climbing championship title a staggering 4 times within the last 11 years (2005,2007,2011 and 2016). We are so proud of having you on our team! You are amazing Chrissy!!! Read more about her amazing achievements on stuff.co.nz here Chrissy Spence our World Champion!
2016 Auckland Regional Tree Climbing Competition 7 – 8 May 2016 – Venue: Wenderholm Park
Tree Climbing is where it all starts for our awesome arborists. Keen and active arborists take to the trees with a passion and enthusiasm, not just because it’s part of their job, but because they enjoy it. It also gives them the opportunity to compete as, unlike most other industries, arboriculture has thriving competition events that mimic some of an arborist’s usual day-to-day tree climbing work.
Come over and join us for the second weekend in May in Wenderholm Park.
The goal is to find group of people to represent our region at the nationals this year, to catch up, to talk trees and to do a lot of tree climbing in beautiful London planes.
Most of us will stay the night at the Schischka campground on Saturday and I hope you can too. If you are interested please contact David, we have 60 sites booked. The fee is $15 per person.
If you would like to volunteer, please let David know, we would love to hear from you.
If you would like to compete, please register online at latest on Friday 29 April. Unfortunately we won’t be able to accept any registrations after the date or in the park.
If you are competing, please ensure you have the gear check form ready and completed, it will save us time on Sunday. Here is where you can find the gear check form: Click Here
Climb Safe! Rossy and the Pro Climb Team.
Why does your personal protective equipment (PPE) need to be inspected?
If you read user manuals of climbing gear most of them will state the product has a certain life span.
This lifespan will vary depending on the material its made of and the conditions its used in. Read more about PPE inspection here…
We train qualified and/or experienced arborists and tree workers. Our goal is to increase the productivity and safety of all tree work for the climbing arborist.
All the Pro Climb trainers are expert tree climbers, qualified and are very experienced. Our head trainer Rossy has 25 years of international experience. To find out more about arborist courses click here…
Pro Climb SUD 1 or 2 Day Programme
A company employing climbing arborists is required to ensure that the arborists have a valid first aid certificate, a recorded 6-monthly PPE inspection, regular aerial rescue training and a regular safety induction.
Please help us build the NZ wood weight table for arboriculture. Simply cut a piece of branch or a disc from a trunk. Then measure the middle circumference and length, and weigh it with a fishing scale or a similar device. To increase accuracy, best take the measurement when the wood is freshly cut. Read more about the NZ wood weight table for arboriculture here…