May
26
9:00 AM09:00

Free Tree Giveaway Today, May 26, Wakefield Farmer's Market

I'll be at the farmer's market handing out free tree saplings (a good assortment of coniferous and deciduous). I'll also be available for tree chat: anything from a problem tree you've been wondering about, to simply marvelling over the world's longest living organisms. First come, first serve: I'll be giving out a few per person to make sure there's enough to go around.

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North American Tree-Climbing Championships
Oct
20
to Oct 21

North American Tree-Climbing Championships

This year the North American Comp is in Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm going to be defending my title as the North American champ from last year! I'll do my best to post some photos over the weekend.

The North American Tree Climbing Championship (NATCC) provides a competitive but educational opportunity for working arborists in North America to demonstrate and exchange new climbing techniques and equipment, as well as safe work practices. The NATCC also increases the interaction between various firms, ISA North American chapters and members, and provides positive public exposure for the profession in that region of the world.

The winners of this event are sent to represent North America at the International World Championship held prior to the ISA Annual Conference. 

For more info, click here.

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Quebec Tree-climbing Championship
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Quebec Tree-climbing Championship

  • Quebec Tree Climbing Comp (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you are in Montreal, come watch the best in Quebec compete in the tree-climbing competition!

Myself and 2 of my crew members, Alex Dubien and Guillaume Heyndrickx, will be competing. Events include aerial rescue, footlock, belayed speed climb, and throwball. Top five guys go head-to-head in the Master's Challenge.

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May
27
9:00 AM09:00

Free Tree Giveaway May 27, Wakefield Farmer's Market

I'll be at the farmer's market handing out free tree saplings (likely black walnut, sugar maple, various oak, spruce, and pine). I'll also be available for tree chat: anything from a problem tree you've been wondering about, to simply marvelling over the world's longest living organisms. First come, first serve: I'll be giving out a few per person to make sure there's enough to go around.

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North American Tree Climbing Championship
Oct
1
to Oct 2

North American Tree Climbing Championship

  • School of Horticulture and Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year the North American's are right in Niagara, so we've go to go. (September is a VERY busy competition month).

The North American Tree Climbing Championship (NATCC) provides a competitive but educational opportunity for working arborists in North America to demonstrate and exchange new climbing techniques and equipment, as well as safe work practices. The NATCC also increases the interaction between various firms, ISA North American chapters and members, and provides positive public exposure for the profession in that region of the world.

The winners of this event are sent to represent North America at the International World Championship held prior to the ISA Annual Conference. 

For more info, click here.

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Quebec Tree-Climbing Championship
Sep
24
to Sep 25

Quebec Tree-Climbing Championship

All of the best climbing arborists of Quebec gather and compete for the honour to represent our province in the World competition to be held in Washington 2017. The championship encourages competitors to share knowledge and innovations, and exercise safe work practices that are relevant in Quebec that keep our industry cutting edge.

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JAMBO, the world's largest tree-climbing comp
Sep
3
to Sep 5

JAMBO, the world's largest tree-climbing comp

Yup, we are heading to Indianapolis, IN for the wildest international tree-climbing comp to date. Alex and I will both compete against the best climbers in the biz.

JAMBO is TreeStuff.com's tree climbing competition - an approachable tree climbing competition centered around the principles of safety, innovation, communication, and the sharing of knowledge and new techniques. Tree climbing is always evolving, and Jambo strives to continually adapt to the ideas, needs, and culture of our industry. 

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Canada Day kids climb event in Wakefield
Jul
1
11:00 AM11:00

Canada Day kids climb event in Wakefield

We are still ironing out the details, but we will be doing a kids climb on July 1st to celebrate Canada Day.

Our crew and Jamie Robertson will be at the Wakefield Community Centre (TBC), assisting kids of all ages to climb trees via ropes. We will provide all climbing gear, helmets, harnesses and safety assistants.

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Kid's Tree Climbing (Free Event)
May
24
10:00 AM10:00

Kid's Tree Climbing (Free Event)

Organized with Jamie Robertson and Alex Dubien, we are going to meet at the Wakefield Community Centre at 10:00 am Sunday morning. We will be climbing a big white pine located 500 metres up the walking trail, and will have lots of kid's harnesses, helmets, and trained tree workers to belay. 

We can accommodate all kids (ages 3-12+) and all skill levels. Feel free to message me for information.


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Apr
25
9:30 AM09:30

Tree ID Race and Walk: Earth Day in Wakefield 2015

Wakefield is hosting a bunch of fun events on April 25 in the village, including a tree identification race. 

Registration is at the Wakefield Community Centre at 9:30 a.m.,  to the right of the hockey rink. Race starts at 10 a.m. (wear good walking shoes).  There will be 15 different species of trees you will have to identify over a 2-kilometer loop. Teams are made up of one adult and one child. Teams have to go around the course matching tree names to trees identified along the route.

At 11:00 a.m.,  I will walk the same trail with interested people explaining the 15 trees on the list, and we can discuss the five ways to identify trees. The winning team will be announced at the start of the walk.

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Aug
2
to Aug 3

World Tree-Climbing Championship

We're off to the brewery capital of the US of A. We'll climb some trees too.  I'll be representing Quebec for the 4th time in the world competition. 

ITCC TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

  • Thursday, July 31 - Event set-up
  • Friday, August 1 - Event walk-through and Climber gear inspection
  • Saturday, August 2 - Masters' Challenge Qualifying Events and Arbor Fair
  • Sunday, August 3 - Masters' Challenge and Head-to-Head Footlock

A detailed schedule will provided once available.

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Oct
10
8:00 PM20:00

EAB Public Discussion

Ash management options for homeowners and community members

ACRE 

is hosting a public information session on Thursday October 10 at 7:00 pm at the Chelsea Community Centre. Guest speaker and certified arborist, Leilak Anderson, will be giving a short informative presentation about the pest and how to identify infected ash trees, and will discuss options for homeowner's trees. An open Q & A will follow where residents can ask specific questions about their ash trees, and raise any other concerns, including what can be done as a community.

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Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Ontario Tree-Climbing Comp

  • Lake Ontario Park Kingston, Ontario Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Leilak will be judging some events in this competition; there is a special call-out to female climbers to participate. If you know a woman arborist, make sure she attends.

2013 ONTARIO TREE CLIMBING CHAMPIONSHIP (OTCC): SEPTEMBER 14, KINGSTON

Come to the Limestone City on September 14, 2013 to see an amazing arboreal display of strength, speed and agility at the 25th Annual Ontario Tree Climbing Championship. Lake Ontario Park in Kingston will host the provincial competition that features the top talent in arboriculture. The top climbers will go on to represent Ontario at the International Tree Climbing Championship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2014. Registration opens on July 15 at 7 a.m. Reserve your place by fax - entry is selected first-come, first-served. Twenty-five spaces will be reserved for men and ten for women. Registration will close on August 15. At this time, all registrants will be notified of their place in the queue. If 10 women are not registered, extra spots will be filled by men on the waiting list to reach the 35 participant maximum. 

http://www.isaontario.com/content/tree-climbing-championship

ANNUAL ONTARIO TREE CLIMBING CHAMPIONSHIP 

The Ontario Tree Climbing Championship takes place every September at a different venue. The OTCC features five preliminary events: a work climb, belayed speed climb, simulated aerial rescue, foot-lock style rope climb and throwline challenge. The top four men and top two women competitors from the preliminaries advance to the Master’s Challenge, a final event where the Ontario Men’s and Women’s Champion are crowned. These two top climbers go on to compete at the International Tree Climbing Championship the following summer. Spectators are welcome to attend this free event. A trade show of arborist equipment is featured and spectators can try climbing like an arborist in the “Climb For All Ages” under the guidance of a professional arborist.

Adjacent: 2012 Female Champion Jennifer Carroll (courtesy of Four Seasons Tree Care)

 

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International Tree-Climbing Comp in Toronto
Aug
3
to Aug 5

International Tree-Climbing Comp in Toronto

  • International Tree-Climbing Comp (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come Cheer Leilak On! He's Representing Quebec in the World Competition.

About the International Tree Climbing Championships:

Professional tree climbing competitions are held around the world to provide a platform for arborists to learn about the latest in climbing techniques and innovations in equipment. They showcase the highest level of professional skills and safety, providing a competitive learning environment for those working in the industry.

The competitions simulate working conditions of arborists in the field. Male and female competitors perform five different events during preliminary rounds. Each event tests a competitor's ability to professionally, and safely maneuver in a tree while performing work-related tree-care tasks in a timely manner.

Competitive tree climbing also introduces the public to the skills professional tree climbing arborists must use for safe, professional tree work.

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