Tree Climbing Championship

  • RI Masonic Youth Foundation
    2019 TCC Site - Warwick, RI
  • Warwick Masonic Youth Center
    Majestic Trees at Warwick Masonic Youth Center
  • Warwick Masonic Youth Center
    Trees, Beach, Water - Warwick Masonic Youth Center
  • TCC Logo
    TCC Logo
  • Work Day Volunteers
    Work Day Volunteers
  • Davey Bucket Truck At Work
    Work Day: Davey Bucket Truck At Work
  • Davey Bucket Truck
    Work Day: Pruning from the Davey Bucket Truck
  • Rake Master
    Work Day: Rake Master
  • Bruce Duffy and Richard Herfurth
    Work Day: Bruce Duffy, New England ISA and Richard Herfurth, Bartlett
  • Kenny Brodin, Kong USA
    Work Day: Kenny Brodin, Kong USA
  • Chris and Jack Rooney, National Grid with Richard Herfurth, Bartlett
    Work Day: Chris and Jack Rooney, National Grid with Richard Herfurth, Bartlett
  • T.F. Morra Tree Care Spider Lift
    Work Day: T.F. Morra Tree Care Spider Lift
  • Work Day: Bartlett Bucket Truck
    Work Day: Bartlett Bucket Truck
  • Work Day: T.F. Morra Tree Care Bucket Truck with Tom Morra, Owner
    Work Day: T.F. Morra Tree Care Bucket Truck with Tom Morra, Owner
  • Work Day: Hernik's Tree Service Bucket Truck
    Work Day: Hernik's Tree Service Bucket Truck
  • Work Day: Pretty Pruned Park
    Work Day: Pretty Pruned Park

2019 New England ISA Tree Climbing Championship
June 1, 2019

Press Release

Join us in beautiful Warwick, RI at the Masonic Youth Center for this year's Tree Climbing Championship! This competition is made up of safety-oriented tree care tasks and practices that allow arborists to win prizes for outstanding ability and performance. Each Chapter sends their Champions to the International Tree Climbing Championship! This event is open to the public.

Participants MUST fill out and return an insurance waiver form, they must also complete and bring with them a gear inspection sheet. Registration will not be complete without these forms. You will need to print, fill out and return your insurance forms and print, fill out and bring with you your gear inspection form.

Registration is $100.00 for current Members of the New England Chapter and $135 for Non-Members. Registration includes entry into the TCC, competition T-Shirt, light fare during gear inspection, continental breakfast, lunch, and awards reception.

EVENT IS FULL - PLEASE CONTACT HEATHER LEFF TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST

Missed Registration? You can still volunteer! Register here:

 Register TO VOLUNTEER


AGENDA:
Friday, May 31st

7:30am      Volunteers/Judges - Event Setup     
                  Breakfast & lunch provided for judges/volunteers 

2-3pm        Judges Meeting 

3-5pm        CLIMBERS ARRIVE - Gear Inspection & Walkthrough
*****Gear Check Forms MUST Be Filled Out Prior to Registration***** 

Saturday, June 1st
6am        Judges & volunteers arrive

6:30am   Climbers arrive

7 am       TCC Event Start: group picture & event review
(Light breakfast for  Competition Climbers, Judges & Volunteers.)  Sponsor supported.

7:30am-1 TCC Preliminary Events:
AERIAL RESCUE
BELAYED SPEED CLIMB
ASCENT EVENT
THROWLINE
WORK CLIMB

10-1pm Kids Tree Climb - $10 donation per child

LUNCH On your own schedule—Provided for climbers, judges & volunteers. Sponsor supported.

1:30-5pm Master’s Challenge

5:30-8pm TCC Awards Ceremony for competitors, judges, volunteers & spectators held under the tent.


IMPORTANT UPDATES:

Eligibility: Only permanent residents of New England will be eligible for the Master's Challenge Championship. Non-qualifying participants will be allowed to participate in the preliminary rounds only.

Gear Inspection will be held from 3-5pm on Friday 6/8. You will need to call Bruce Duffy directly to request an exception to this time frame. He can be reached at 508-958-3429.

NEW THIS YEAR - ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist Skills Waiver. After you have successfully completed the 5 preliminary TCC rounds and demonstrated the 7 required knots, you are eligible to receive a waiver for the ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist Skills Exam. 

HOTEL OPTION: Best Western Airport Inn, 2138 Post Road, Warwick, RI  02886.  $115/night Group Name: New England ISA. Group Rate Expires:5/8/2019. Call:401-737-7400 for a reservation.

Want to volunteer? Register Here

Want to Sponsor this event? Contact Heather Leff at [email protected]. Or view Sponsor Opportunities.


Past Winners & Competition Info

Hall of Fame

2018 - New London, CT

Connecticut College 2018 TCC

June 9, 2018 - Connecticut College Arboretum

Congratulations to Tim Reynolds and Nicolette Eicholtz!

Thank you to Connecticut College for the beautiful venue! 

Photos by Tom Ingersoll

Rankings

2017 - Attleboro, MA

June 2-3, 2017 - Capron Park
Attleboro, Massachusetts

Congratulations to Bear LeVangie, Russel Plum, and Dan Severino 2017 MCI Champions. The two men and alternate, Nicole Eicholtz, represented the NE Chapter at the 2017 North American Tree Climbing Championship!

Thank you to the City of Attleboro for a great venue for this year's Master's Challenge Invitational. The park was the perfect location for this fun event - despite the weather!

Photos Tom Ingersoll 

Rankings

2016 - Portland, ME

May 13-14, 2016 - Deering Oaks Park
Portland, Maine

Congratulations to Bear LeVangie & Matthew Reynolds 2016 TCC Champions and to Dan Severino, Spirit of Competition.

Thank you to the City of Portland for a great venue for this year's Tree Climbing Championship! The park had a great collection of trees, and a warm welcome by the community. 

Group Photos Clarisse Hart | Gear Inspection Clarisse Hart | Aerial Shots Tom Ingersoll | Climbing Clarisse Hart

Rankings

2015 - Smith College

Climbers PicJune 12-13, 2015 - Smith College

Northampton, MA

Congratulations to Kyle Donaldson & Marcy Carpenter 2015 NEC-ISA Tree Climbing Champions and to Dan Severino, Spirit of Competition. Thanks to all of our volunteers, judges, climbers and Smith College for a great TCC!

Pictures Clarisse Hart | Pictures Walter Goodridge | Mass Live Coverage | Hampshire Gazette | Hartford Courant

Rankings

2014 MCC - Amherst, ma

2014 Masters - UMass AmherstOctober 18, 2014

Amherst, MA

Congratulations to Matt Reynolds & Marcy Carpenter 2014 NEC-ISA Masters Challenge Champions. Thanks to all of our volunteers, judges, climbers and UMass Amherst for a great MCC!

Photos - Clarisse Hart | Photos Sydney McNair | Photos Walter Goodridge

Rankings

2014 - Burlington, vt

2014 TCC - Oakledge Park - Burlington, VYMay 30-31, 2014

Burlington, Vermont

Congratulations to Bear LeVangie & Shane Lumbra 2014 NEC-ISA Tree Climbing Champions and to Doug Tochtrop, Spirit of Competition. Thanks to all of our volunteers, judges, climbers and Oakledge Park for a great TCC!

WCAX Video Footage | SevenDaysVT Footage

Rankings

2013 - Warwick, ri

2013 TCC - Goddard Memorial Park - Warwick, RIMay 17-18

Warwick, Rhode Island

Congratulations to Marcy Carpenter & Tim Reynolds 2013 NEC-ISA Tree Climbing Champions and to Melissa LeVangie, Spirit of Competition. Thanks to all of our volunteers, judges, climbers and Goddard Memorial Park for a great TCC!

Photos - Walter Goodridge 

Rankings

2012 - Bristol, ri

2012 TCC - BristolMay 18-19, 2012

Bristol, Rhode Island

Congratulations to Justin Donahue and Bear LeVangie 2012 NEC-ISA Tree Climbing Champions and to Bruce Duffy, Spirit of Competition. Thanks to all of our volunteers, judges, climbers and Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum for a great TCC!

Photos - Walter Goodridge

Rankings

2011 - Brunswick, me

2012 TCCMay 6-7, 2011

Brunswick, Maine

Congratulations to Bear LeVangie & Dan Weise 2011 NEC-ISA Tree Climbing Champions and to Bruce Duffy, Spirit of Competition. Thanks to all of our volunteers, judges, climbers and Bowdoin College for a great TCC!

Photos - Walter Goodridge | Photos - Walter Goodridge

Rankings

2010 - MCI - Plymouth, ma

2010 MCC PlymouthOctober 23, 2010

Plymouth, Massachusetts

Congratulations to Kyle McCabe & Melissa Duffy 2010 NEC-ISA Masters Challenge Invitational Champions. Thanks to all of our volunteers, judges, climbers and Plymouth Memorial State Park for a great MCI!

Rankings

2009 - Florence, ma

2009 TCC - FlorenceMay 1-2, 2009

Florence, Massachusetts

Congratulations to Dan Weise and Marcy Carpenter 2009 NEC-ISA Tree Climbing Champions and to Bruce Duffy, Spirit of Competition. Thanks to all of our volunteers, judges, climbers and Look Park for a great TCC!

Rankings

2008 - Cape Elizabeth, me

2008 TCCJune 6-7, 2008

Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Congratulations to Justin Donahue and Marcy Carpenter 2008 NEC-ISA Tree Climbing Champions and to Melissa Duffy, Spirit of Competition. Thanks to all of our volunteers, judges, climbers and Fort Williams for a great TCC!

Rankings

2007 - Manchester, nh

2007 TCCJune 8-9, 2007

Manchester, New Hampshire

Congratulations to Justin Donahue and Bear LeVangie 2007 NEC-ISA Tree Climbing Champions. Thanks to all of our volunteers, judges, climbers and Valley Cemetery and Arboretum for a great TCC!

Rankings

2006 - Amherst, ma

2006 TCC

June 7-8, 2006

Amherst, Massachusetts

Congratulations to Bruce Duffy and Melissa LeVangie 2006 NEC-ISA Tree Climbing Champions. Thanks to all of our volunteers, judges, climbers and UMass, Amherst for a great TCC!

Rankings

2005 - Burlington, vt

2005 TCCJune 3-5, 2005

Burlington, Vermont

Congratulations to Dan Weise and Melissa LeVangie 2005 NEC-ISA Tree Climbing Champions. Thanks to all of our volunteers, judges, climbers and Oakledge Park for a great TCC!

Rankings