This would be a perfect way to celebrate Earth Day. Here are more ways to celebrate Earth Day around Charlotte.
The Charlotte Arborists Association is a non profit dedicated to helping local arborists and tree lovers connect in the pursuit of safe and effective tree care. Arborists climb trees to tend to their health, and some get pretty competitive about their climbing skills.
Some of the world’s best professional tree climbers (did you know that there are professional tree climbers?) will compete for prizes, bragging rights, and a pretty cool belt buckle. Participants will compete in four categories: Work Climb, Throwline, Open Ascent, and Aerial Rescue.
Top finishers will compete for the title of Master Tree Climbing Champion on Sunday.
The competition is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Perhaps most fun of all, you and your family can get in on the tree climbing action at the Family Fun Climb on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Professional Certified Arborists will help climbers into saddles attached to ropes that have been secured up in the crown of the tree, and professional climbing instructors will work with each climber.
The Family Fun Climb is free and it’s also free to watch the competition. Here’s a fun news story on a previous Tree Climbing Competition.
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