Introductory Tree Climbing for Women class

May 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Brookfield Farm, Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Morris Arboretum
215 247-5777

Women can be talented, successful tree climbers, and are encouraged to learn to tree climb together in this woman-led course dedicated to women’s professional development.

The School of Arboriculture at the Morris Arboretum will hold an Introductory Tree Climbing for Women class on May 21st from 8 am to 4 pm in Philadelphia.

Women’s Introduction to Tree Climbing is taught by ISA Penndel state champion tree climber, Rachel Brudzinski, who will demonstrate climbing techniques geared to women climbers. It will also provide a basic understanding of tree biology that is critical for practicing arborists. The class will focus on teaching women with a passion for arboriculture how to create and maintain a safe working environment, develop fundamental tree climbing skills, and learn the professional techniques necessary to create a professionally trained approach for climbing a tree.

Students will learn some of the latest professional tree climbing advancements and have the opportunity to participate in supervised in-tree climbing. Novice to advanced women climbers are welcome.

Please wear appropriate clothing—long sleeves, flexible and durable pants, and high ankle/light weight footwear. If you have regulation climbing gear including a rope, harness, hard hat with chin strap, and eye protection, please bring it. Gloves are additionally recommended.

Cost of this program is $150.  To register, go to

The course will meet at Bloomfield Farm. Look for the paved road across E. Northwestern Avenue from the public garden entrance. Take the second right. Park in the lot and follow the signs to the Horticulture Center.

This course is for women only, carries 6 CEUs for ISA certified arborists (S=0, P=6, M=0), and has also been approved for 6 New Jersey LTE/LTCO CEU credits.

Please bring your own lunch.  Masks are required in indoor spaces.