2022 New England Tree Climbing Championship

June 17, 2022 @ 8:00 am – June 18, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Farm Pond Park
100 Dudley Road
$100 - $135
New England ISA
978 844-0441

The New England Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture will hold the 2022 New England Tree Climbing Championship at Farm Pond Park in Framingham on June 17th & 18th

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.

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.  In addition, permanent New England residents will be given priority to compete in this competition. If you are not a permanent New England resident, you will not be guaranteed a spot in the event (any payment would be refunded)

Gear Inspection will be held from 3-5pm on Friday 6/17. ALL gear must be inspected on 6/17. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. If you cannot make the 3-5pm window, you will need to call Bruce Duffy directly to request an exception to this time frame. He can be reached at 508-958-3429. THERE WILL BE NO GEAR INSPECTED ON SATURDAY!.

ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist Skills Waiver. As a participant in the New England ISA Chapter TCC, you may waive the practical portion of the skills exam for the ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist® certification exam. Click here for details.


Friday, June 17

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*****

6-8pm         WELCOME RECEPTION – Hampton Inn, 319 Speen St, Natick

Saturday, June 18th
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
  • Throw Line
  • 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.

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, welcome reception, continental breakfast, lunch and awards reception.

For more information or to register, go to https://www.newenglandisa.org/events/tree-climbing-championship