Arb students swing to success in tree-climbing contest

Arb students clambered to victory at this year's student tree-climbing competition held by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) UK and Ireland chapter

The ISA chapter's event at Moulton College involved six colleges, Moulton, Easton, Myerscough, Capel Manor, Merrist Wood and Warwickshire.

Disciplines included speed climb, throwline, footlock, aerial rescue and work climb, with the top three scorers going on to a masters final.

Moulton College team members Neil Taylor and Ned Cromack made the final, with Taylor winning best novice and Neal Withers the Spirit of the Competition award.

Ross Patrick, a first year who has been climbing since only the beginning of the summer term, came third in the speed climb.

Neil Taylor was second in the work climb while Neal Withers pipped Taylor by one point in aerial rescue. Ned Cromack and Joe Hottinger also put in strong performances.

Taylor beat his two rivals from Warwickshire College in the masters' final to take the winner's trophy from last year's champ Simeon Balsam, also from Moulton.

The event was organised by Jessica West, student activities chair for the chapter and curriculum team leader for arboriculture at Moulton College.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Horticulture education update - staying on course

Horticulture education update - staying on course

Raised levels of investment in horticulture education and increased student take-up is welcome news for the industry, says Rachel Anderson.

Tree planting guide - three basic rules

Tree planting guide - three basic rules

Choosing the right plant, correct planting procedure and best aftercare are the three basic rules for sucessful tree planting, Sally Drury explains.

Tree planting - what are the benefits of planting trees?

Tree planting - what are the benefits of planting trees?

Mitigating climate change, providing windbreaks and reducing the risk of soil erosion are some of the best reasons for planting trees, says Sally Drury.

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Arboriculture Contracts & Tenders

Jeremy Barrell On...

Jeremy Barrell

Tree consultant Jeremy Barrell reflects on the big issues in arboriculture.

Products & Kit Resources