IAA Tree Climbing Championship

IAA Tree Climbing Championship

May 18th & 19th 2024 
Start Time: 8:00 am both days
Location: St James Farm – 2S541 Winfield Rd, Warrenville, Illinois 60555

Things to do –

– Tree Climbing Championship
– Arbor Fair
– Kids Coloring Contest & Free Treat for ALL Kids!
– Free Lunch – Donations Support the Tree Fund

Need to locate a Certified Arborist to help you with your trees?

This FREE event is organized by the Illinois Arborist Association and is open to the public to showcase arborists in action and help educate the community about professional tree work. The competition provides an educational opportunity for tree climbing arborists to demonstrate and learn new climbing techniques, interact with other competitors, and provide public exposure for the profession.

As arborists, our work tends to draw the attention of the neighborhood with the heavy equipment and the professional tree climbers making their way through the crown of a tree while pruning or carrying out other services on a tree.

Rather than waiting for that opportunity to be in your neighborhood, come check out the best climbers in Illinois compete for the IAA Tree Climbing Championship! The event runs throughout both days until each event is completed, come anytime and enjoy free family fun, getting outside and watching professional tree climbers compete. Check out the Arbor Fair and meet local arborists, non-profits, schools and more and what they are doing to enhance our urban forest and communities! The Arbor Fair which runs simultaneously, provides additional opportunities for the public to learn about the benefits of trees through educational display and interactive activities for children and adults. It is important for the public to understand that safe proper tree care requires knowledge, training, and expertise which is why most tree care tasks should only be performed by professionals.

Think you have what it takes to compete? Check out the Competitors page, if not, just join for fun and learn about arboriculture what you can do in your community!

Join the IAA at our annual Tree Climbing Championship and display your services, products or equipment to local arborists. This is an excellent opportunity to speak to industry professionals and the public to promote your business and help educate the community on arboriculture.

Attendees can setup a tent or table, enjoy the event while interacting with industry colleagues, clients and the general public. Join us in helping promote the benefits of arboriculture and healthy urban forests!

Introducing the 2024 Competitors!

CarlosBanuelosKramer Tree Specialists
AndrewBarnardAll Seasons Tree
Katie EBeckerVillage of Homewood
Kelly BougherCity of Lake Forest
Libby BowerDavey Tree
Dana BrelowskiDavey Tree
GraceEhlingerChicago Park District
Tyler FordRoyal Oaks Tree Service
FabianGaytonKramer Tree Specialists
Mel CHamiltonVillage of Homewood
Luis FelipeHernandez NajeraDavey Tree Expert
Cameron HughesAsplundh Tree Experts
PatrickKelschCantigny Park
AbdonLeon-EspinosaBartlett Arborist Supply
LisaMendeCantigny Park
AaronMoritDavey Tree Experts
Beau NaganCantigny Park
PhilRethCantigny Park
Ryan SamsDavey Tree
DanielSancenDavey Tree Expert
Samuel JohnSapytaDavey Tree Expert Company
CodySchwartzWright Tree Service
SamSoltwischKramer Tree Specialists
JanetSonntagKramer Tree Specialists
Leonardo SoteloChicago Park District
Logan StineA&S Tree Care
BillyVolchkoDavey Tree

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