Arborists will take part in competitive tree climbing

By Staff

August 4th, 2023



If you thought arborists were people who came out to look at your trees and give you some advice and direction and at times told you you were not permitted to do what you wanted to do – pause and see them as sports people who climb trees competitively.

The will be competing at LaSalle park mid September – mark your calendars – this should be something exciting to watch.

The Ontario Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA Ontario) hosts its annual tree climbing championship Friday September 15 & Saturday September 16, 2023 at LaSalle Park 50 North Shore Blvd E, Burlington. At this fun, competitive, spectator-friendly event, professional tree climbers from across Ontario will compete for the title of top climber in the province.


Krista Strating: 2018 International Tree Climbing Champion from the ISA Ontario Chapter.

This unique event showcases arborists in action demonstrating the exceptional skills required for professional tree work. Competitors will perform five different preliminary events simulating the skills required to work safely and efficiently in the trees. From a timed speed climb, a targeted throwline toss, a work climb, an ascent event using specialized equipment and an aerial rescue, each challenge gives climbers a chance to demonstrate their incredible skills.

The climbers who score the highest during these preliminary contests will compete in the Masters’ Challenge. In this final round, the winners (top male and female) will be crowned the Ontario Champions. They’ll earn the honour of representing Ontario at the 2023 International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC).

This FREE event is open to the public and starts 1:00 PM on Friday September 15 and runs through Saturday September 16 at 5:00 PM.

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