WAA Summer Conference And Tree Climbing Competition July 26-28

Join the Wisconsin Arborist Association (WAA) for its summer conference. It will be held at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls University Center in River Falls, Wisconsin, on Friday, July 26, 2024. The program will have a little something for everyone, Planting for the Future and feature two educational tracks, one indoors and one outdoors.

Topics include:

  • Storm damage to trees
  • Construction project management
  • Tree stress and management
  • Tree diversity options
  • Mentoring the new generation
  • Training new climbers
  • Company training
  • Aerial lift to climbing transitions
  • Drone applications

For more information or to register, visit the WAA 2024 Summer Conference page. An early bird discount will be available until July 12. Online registration will be available until July 19, but walk-ups will be welcome at the conference. Registration is free for full-time students.

Then stay the weekend in River Falls and cheer on the 40 arborists competing in Wisconsin’s Tree Climbing Competition (TCC). This year’s event will be taking place at Glen Park. Preliminary events (work climb, aerial rescue, throwline, belayed speed climb and ascent) will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 27, with the Master’s Challenge beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 28. Winners of the 2024 TCC will represent Wisconsin at the International TCC in 2025. The event is free for spectators and will also feature a small ArborFair.


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