NEC-ISA’s 33rd Annual Tree Climbing Championship


Press release contact: Heather Leff, 978-844-0441 or [email protected]

NEC-ISA’s 33rd Annual Tree Climbing Championship

Friday May 31st & Saturday, June 1st - RAIN DATE: Sunday June 2nd

Friday, May 31st - 3:30-6:00pm
Saturday, June 1st - 7:00-4:30

Location: Masonic Youth Center - 116 Long Street, Warwick, RI

Registration Information

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The New England Chapter of ISA is pleased to announce that the 33rdAnnual New England Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture Tree Climbing Championship will be held at the Masonic Youth Center in Warwick, RI.  Tree climbing competitions demonstrate the working conditions of arborists in the field. The competition helps provide the public with a better understanding of the skills it takes to properly climb and care for trees. This unique and exciting event is open to the public.  We hope you are all able to attend.    

Watch as the region’s most skilled climbers compete for the coveted title of New England Champion and a chance to compete in the grand finale, known as the International Tree Climbing Championship, to be held this summer in Atlanta, GA! Climbing categories include: Aerial Rescue, Belayed Speed Climb, Work Climb, Ascent Event, Throwline, and Master’s Challenge.

There will be a kid’s climb, too, so bring the whole family!

EVENTS – Times may vary

    3:30pm –6:00pm              Preliminary Events Begin
    7:00am-11:00am              Preliminary Events Wrap Up
    10:00am -1:00pm             Kids Tree Climb (Suggested donation $10 per child)

    1:00pm-4:30pm                Master's Challenge (the finals)
    5:30pm - 6:30pm              Results & Awards

Look at the pictures from our last competition.

ABOUT The New England Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (NEC-ISA)

The New England Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture offers opportunities for the professional development of the region’s certified arborists through educational workshops, training, public service and events. Through these professional activities, we assist our members to enhance their technical proficiencies and stay abreast of technical/scientific developments in the field of arboriculture. Additionally, we encourage our members to engage with the general public and to share with them the science, art, and research of arboriculture.  For more information, visit our website at