The Arboricultural Association had its annual College Climbing Competitions which were hosted by Capel Manor College and Myerscough College (Liverpool Centre) in the spring of 2018.
The College Climbing Competitions are over for 2018, look out for new dates and venues for 2019
See below for rules, gear check sheets and scorecard
“It was great to get involved in this competition. It was an excellent course in the tree and it is definitely something I’d like to have another go at.”
Northumberland College, 2017 Competitor
“Second time, second win which shows us that the training we have had at Merrist Wood College really does prepare us to be excellent arborists. The competition encourages us to improve on the techniques that we have been using throughout our time at college.”
Merrist Wood, 2017 Competitor
“I really enjoyed competing in the event. Well-impressed with how it was put together and how smoothly it all ran. I got on well with the team from Merrist Wood and as one of them had been in a competition before he gave me advice and the team helped out. I definitely would like to compete in another event sometime.”
Ethan Andrew Davis,
Easton and Otley College, 2017 Competitor
Each college is encouraged bring two teams however they can just enter one team in the relevant group. There are prizes for the winning teams as well as their representing college in each year one and two category.
Long-time sponsors of the College Competition Gustharts are once again crucial in helping these events happen.
Gustharts feel it’s important to support the college student events because these are the arborists of the future and their introduction to industry-standard tree climbing is provided by the competitions in such a way that they gain practical knowledge of climbing at a safe pace while implementing best practice.
Gustharts will continue to support the events in the north and south, making sure our new arborists gain a strong and safe foothold in the industry.”
Find out more about the 3ATC UK Open and the UK International Tree Climbing Competition
Booking is now available online but if you wish to register interest in any of the other climbing competitons please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form opposite.