Tree-climbing competition is this weekend

Arborists will compete in a tree-climbing competition at Mary S. Young Park this weekend.

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is hosting three regional tree-climbing competitions. These educational events and skills competitions are a way for climbers of all skill levels to learn the latest in safety and climbing techniques. Beginning and experienced climbers will participate.

The climbers compete in five events: aerial rescue, belayed speed climb, secured footlock, throw line and work climb. The top three qualifiers are eligible to compete in the chapter competition, and those winners will go on to compete at the international level.

Preliminary events will be held Saturday, and a master climb will be held Sunday, with both days starting at 9 a.m.

This is a climbing event with rope work. No trees will be harmed. For more information, visit

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