The average tree in metropolitan area survives only about 8 years!
Western PA Tree Climbing School
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Western Pennsylvania Tree Climbing School
Date: May 14-18, 2012
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Devil’s Elbow Grove, North Park
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
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.