Soon the 2011 European Arborist Championships

Each year, ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) and ETCCOC (European Tree Climbing Championship Operations Committee) organize the European arborist championships. The 2011 edition will take place from June 17th to 19th in Austria, at the Vienna Prater.

The objective of this competition is to gather together professional arborists who will compete in various events such as:

Labor of Love: Arborist Climber

In the spring of 2010, arborist climber Xavier Ubeda went to work with some trees on a property on Moines Island in the Gulf of Morbihan. It was here that he assisted Raphaël Dubuc and Alain Gourmaud, two instructors in the profession of arborist climbing. The goal of the day was to trim large dead branches from pine trees (Pinus radiata) that overhung a footpath along the coast.

2009 European Tree Climbing Championships

The 2009 European Tree Climbing Championships in took place on June 13 and 14 in Malmo, Sweden. This competitiion gathered 55 tree professionals from across Europe to compete in several different cateogies: foot lock rope climbing, limb walking, precision limb tossing and aerial rescue, etc.