Professional tree climbers will be competing for the title of “Best Climber” in the Illinois Arborist Association Annual Tree Climbing Competition in partnership with the Zion Park District on Sat., Sept. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shiloh Park in Zion, IL
This unique event will showcase the skills of 30 competitors as they maneuver in the trees. Climbers will perform five different preliminary events that start at 8:30 a.m. Each event tests a competitor's ability to quickly, professionally, and safely maneuver in a tree while performing work-related tree-care tasks.
Since 1984, this tree climbing competition has been run throughout Illinois and was designed by the International Society of Arboriculture to simulate working conditions of those arborists who work in the field. Utilizing the highest level of professional skills and safety, the events provide a competitive learning environment for those working in the industry.
The three climbers who score the highest during the preliminary competition will compete in the Masters’ Challenge. The male and female winners of this challenge will be named the Chapter Champions and will earn the honor of representing the Illinois Chapter at the International Tree Climbing Championships (ITCC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico in August 2020.
For more information, call 877.617.8887