Illinois Tree Climbing Championship


Join us for 2 days of competitive tree climbing and fun at the IAA Tree Climbing Championship. The 2024 IAA Tree Climbing Championship will be held on May 18th & 19th.

Tree climbing competitions are designed to simulate the working conditions of production 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.

~ Aerial Rescue  ~ Ascent Event  ~ Belayed Speed Climb Event  ~ Work Climb Event  ~ Throwline Event


  • Silky’s new Zubat Ultimate Professional 330mm Hand Saw
  • Buckingham Mfg’s Tree Squeeze™ 2.0 & BuckBack Pro
  • Greenworks Commercial Logo’ed 12oz Stainless Steel Mug
  • OREGON® Professional Maintenance Kit & OREGON® Logo’ed Backpack
  • Portable Winch RopeWizer™ – The Easy Splice
  • Vermeer Logo’ed 27oz BPA-free Eastman Tritan copolyester bottle w/threaded snap-fit lid, carrying strap
  • ArborMaster® – 50% savings for a 2-Day or 3-Day Hands-On Training Module

The original portable winch logo.

Illinois Arborist Association
Competition Sponsor
The Mulch Center logo
Competition Sponsor

All Gear logo
At Height logo
Arbsession com logo.
Kramer tree specialists logo.
Tree stuff com logo on a white background.
Samson logo


Date & Time:

May 18th: 7:00am with gear check
Competition start 8:00am
May 19th: 8:00am

Location: 
St James Farm – 2S541 Winfield Rd, Warrenville, Illinois 60555

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Illinois Arborist Association