This class is intended for arborists with minimal or limited experience climbing trees with rope and saddle. It is preferred that students bring their own gear to learn on their own equipment, however, a minimum amount of PPE and climbing gear will be available at the class.
All students will be leaving the ground and moving around the tree but always with an instructor in close proximity in the tree to maximize climber instruction and safety. The primary objective of this course is to teach students a basic understanding of proper climbing methods, safety working in trees, and to have a basic knowledge platform to start a career as a tree climbing arborist. Much more on-the-job-training will be required to gain proficiency.