Saturday June 18th from 6:45 AM to 8:00 PM EDT 

Gear Inspection Friday, June 16th - 3-5pm

Rain Date: June 18th

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Mount Ida Campus of UMass 
100 Carlson Street
Newton, MA 02459

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Heather Leff 
New England Chapter ISA 

New England Chapter ISA 2023 Tree Climbing Championship 

Join us in Newton Massachusetts 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 waiver form and print, fill out and bring with you your gear inspection form.

Registration is $100 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, June 16th

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 17th

6am        Judges & volunteers arrive

6:15am   Climbers arrive

6:45 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.  In addition, permanent New England residents will be given priority to compete in this competition. If you are not a permanent New England resident, you will not be guaranteed a spot in the event (any payment would be refunded)

Gear Inspection will be held from 3-5pm on Friday 6/16. ALL gear must be inspected on 6/16. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. If you cannot make the 3-5pm window, you will need to call Bruce Duffy directly to request an exception to this time frame. He can be reached at 508-958-3429. THERE WILL BE NO GEAR INSPECTED ON SATURDAY!.

ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist Skills Waiver. As a participant in the New England ISA Chapter TCC, you may waive the practical portion of the skills exam for the ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist® certification exam. Click here for details.

ON-SITE ACCOMODATION: Mount Ida Umass Campus has dorm rooms available for $50/night without linens and $90/night with linens. This is for Friday 6/16 only. You can choose this option when you register. The rate is per person/double occupancy (this means if you want share with someone specific, you will need to purchase 2 - we will be paring people up).

HOTEL OPTION: The New England Chapter ISA has secured a hotel group rate of $239 per night at the Sheraton Boston Needham. Group Name: New England ISA. Call (781) 444-1110 to book your room. Rate expires 5/16/2023.

Want to volunteer? Register Here

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