Hidden Falls Regional Park hosted the North American Tree-Climbing Competition (NATCC) where some of the best tree climbers in the world showcased their skills in a competition that tests their athleticism, equipment, and safe work practices.
This unique sporting event brings together arborists, a person who grows, manages and studies trees and other perennial woody plants, to learn from and compete with each other.
The CEO of the International Society of Arboriculture Culture (ISA) told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that the society, which has more than 25,000 members worldwide, organizes these events to showcase the professional practices of arboriculture.
The ISA also serves as a certification program and the competition increases the arborist’s learning.
In addition to this competition, there is an Arbor Fair which hosts vendor booths for public enjoyment. The ISA said the event will take place August 5-7 at Hidden Falls Regional Park.
Taylor Hammel, the competition’s Chief Technician, shared in the press release, “I hope NATCC will raise awareness of our industry within the local community and help climbers, who have not yet competed in a TCC, to take an interest in competition. .”