Saturday June 1, 2019 from 6:45 AM to 8:00 PM EDT 

Gear Inspection May 31, 2019 - 3-5pm

Rain Date: June 2, 2019

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Masonic Youth Center 
116 Long Street
Warwick, RI 02886

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Heather Leff 
New England Chapter ISA 

New England Chapter ISA 2019 Tree Climbing Championship 

Join us in beautiful Warwick, RI for this year's Tree Climbing Championship! This competition is made up of safety-oriented tree care tasks and practices that allow arborists to win prizes for outstanding ability and performance. Each Chapter sends their Champions to the International Tree Climbing Championship! This event is open to the public.

Particpants MUST fill out and return an insurance waiver form, they must also complete and bring with them a gear inspection sheet. Registration will not be complete without these forms. You will need to  print, fill out and return your insurance forms and print, fill out and bring with you your gear inspection form.

Registration is $100.00 for current Members of the New England Chapter and $135 for Non-Members. Registration includes entry into the TCC, competition T-Shirt, light fare during gear inspection, continental breakfast, lunch and awards reception.  


Friday, May 31st

7:30am      Volunteers/Judges - Event Setup     
                  Breakfast & lunch provided for judges/volunteers 

2-3pm        Judges Meeting 

3-5pm        CLIMBERS ARRIVE - Gear Inspection & Walkthrough
*****Gear Check Forms MUST Be Filled Out Prior to Registration*****      

Saturday, June 1st
6am        Judges & volunteers arrive

6:30am   Climbers arrive

7 am       TCC Event Start: group picture & event review
(Light breakfast for  Competition Climbers, Judges & Volunteers.)  Sponsor supported.

7:30am-1 TCC Preliminary Events:

10-1pm Kids Tree Climb - $10 donation per child

LUNCH On your own schedule—Provided for climbers, judges & volunteers. Sponsor supported.

1:30-5pm Master’s Challenge

5:30-8pm TCC Awards Ceremony for competitors, judges, volunteers & spectators held under the tent.


Eligibility: Only permanent residents of New England will be eligible for the Master's Challenge Championship. Non-qualifying participants will be allowed to participate in the preliminary rounds only.

Gear Inspection will be held from 3-5pm on Friday 5/31. You will need to call Bruce Duffy directly to request an exception to this time frame. He can be reached at 508-958-3429.

NEW THIS YEAR - ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist Skills Waiver. After you have successfully completed the 5 preliminary TCC rounds and demonstrated the 7 required knots, you are ellibible to receive a waiver for the ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist Skills Exam. 

HOTEL OPTION: Best Western Airport Inn, 2138 Post Road, Warwick, RI  02886.  $115/night Group Name: New England ISA. Group Rate Expires: 5/8/2019. Call:401-737-7400 for a reservation.

Want to volunteer? Register Here

Want to Sponsor this event? Contact Heather Leff at heather@newenglandisa.org. Or view Sponsor Opportunities.