Thirty arborists, a few tall trees, one title
By Joshunda Sanders
Sunday, May 31, 2009
The life of an arborist sounds quaint: You get to look at the pretty canopies of live oaks and dangle, safely, from the branches of a pecan tree 35 feet above the ground.
But there's nothing fanciful about being a skilled tree-climber, especially when it comes to outdoing your peers.
That's what 30 arborists, most from Texas but some from as far away as New Zealand, had in mind Saturday at the 26th annual Texas Tree Climbing Championship, hosted by the Texas chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.
The two-day competition also offers an opportunity to compete in an international climbing competition this summer"