Friday, November 17, 2017 at 4:30 PM CST
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM CST

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$500 ISAT Members
$555 Non-ISAT Members

13.25 CEU's


Camp Texlake 
5700 Pace Bend Rd N
Spicewood, TX 78669

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John Giedraitis 
Texas Chapter ISA 

 Our Instructors

Bear LeVangie is a ISA Certified Arborist and CT licensed arborist.  She heads up the BioForest Northeast Office.  Formerly she performed Asian Longhorned Beetle inspections for the USDA and DCR in Worcester, MA. Bear is an energetic & gifted coach who is a Past-President of the New England Chapter of ISA.

 Melissa LeVangie is a Certified Arborist, an ISA Tree Climbing Specialist and holds a TRAQ. She is the Director of Marketing & Sales for Shelter Tree, an arborist equipment supplier. Formerly she performed Asian Longhorned Beetle inspections for the USDA and DCR in Worcester, MA. Melissa is a passionate instructor and coach who loves to teach.  She is the Past-President of MA Tree Wardens & Foresters Association and of the New England Chapter of ISA.

Rebecca Seibel-Hunt works for Bartlett Tree Experts in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  In addition to her duties as Local Office Safety Coordinator,  Rebecca is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, a TCIA Certified Tree Safety Professional and Aerial Rescue Training Instructor, and an ISA TRAQ qualified arborist.

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Texas Women's Tree Climbing Workshop

Join the Texas Chapter ISA for a new tree climbing workshop for women, taught by women.  

Deadline for early registration is October 15, 2017

This will be the ISA Texas’ first women’s tree climbing workshop and it is designed for women who have never climbed trees before with ropes and harnesses but also those who have prior experience and want to improve their ability.

Come learn a new skill or improve your foundation in a safe and positive environment. This two and a half-day event was specifically created for women by women climbers, who have competed in tree climbing championships & are working in the tree care industry.

ISA Texas has teamed up with the Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop to offer a fun, safe space to learn.  No worries about looking silly or not being safe. This workshop is open to all women (18+), skills and ability levels.  Bring your tree climbing equipment (if you have any) and we’ll help you determine what’s safe to use for tree climbing.  Don’t have equipment?  We’ve got you covered. Taught by International Tree Climbing Championship competitors Bear LeVangie, Melissa LeVangie and Rebecca Seibel-Hunt, with over 40 years of collective climbing experience, you know you’re in good hands.

You will learn a multitude of styles in climbing equipment and techniques. Come network with women and female arborists from all over the country and Texas! This will be an all-inclusive weekend, we’ll provide all the instruction, fun, use of equipment, yoga, food and lodging for 3 days/2 nights. You will leave from this climbing experience with a new skill, wonderful memories, new friends, and a sense of personal accomplishment. This workshop is limited to 20 participants.

Registration includes:

Instruction, meals, lodging, yoga, networking, climber insurance, CEUs, event t-shirt, use of all equipment, amazing prizes & a whole-lotta fun that you will never forget!

Participants information:

Clothing: Please wear long pants, hiking boots and short or long sleeve shirts (no tank tops). Please dress and plan for weather - sunscreen, insect repellent and rain/warm gear.

What to bring: any climbing equipment you have, a yoga mat (and one to share if you have the means), a bedroll, a fun attitude.

Extras: Please bring a reusable water bottle and something to carry snacks out to the 'field' and up into the trees.