Tree Climbing School

Tree Climbing School

The Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.

  • When

  • Oct. 17, 18 & 19, 2017
    (7:30 AM - 3:30 PM)

  • Where

  • Masonic Conference Center
    1244 Bainbridge Rd.
    Elizabethtown, PA 17022

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!

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