Tree Climbing Forum

Active + international + close to practice

The Climbing Forum is an integral part of the German Tree Care Conference and has developed into an international networking forum for arborists and rope climbers. A special feature is the ten-meter-high climbing tower, where experts provide practical training on the topics covered in technical presentations.

2022 innovations were presented and there was plenty of time for discussion. Some of the contents are included in the current Baumzeitung (issue 2), some will appear in the following issue.

The international Tree Climbing Forum in Augsburg/Germany

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  • Timetable Tree climbing forum | Tuesday, 25.04.2023

    Anchor Points
    Chair: Christian „Puk“ Kruck, ropeworks, Tübingen

    Lectures Tree Climbing Forum Exhibition Area
    08:00

    Opening of the Check-In-Counter

    Trade show of the German Tree Care Conference starts in the trade show hall and outside area

    09:45

    Welcoming the Climbers' Forum

    10:00

    Hocus pocus crash mode! Are arborists tired of life? Anchor points for tree climbers

    Markus Breithaupt, Kletterspezialisten GmbH & Co. KG, Michelstadt

    10:45

    Failure of anchor points. Practical and theoretical approaches

    Andreas Detter, TreeConsult, Gauting Eva Mauz, Mauz Baumpflege, Baltmannsweiler

    12:30

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area Lunch break

    Health Protection and Ergonomics - Chair: Kay Busemann, Baumpflegeteam Busemann, Freiburg

    13:30

    Accident statistics 2021, evaluation and assessment

    Carsten Beinhoff, SVLFG, Kassel Mark Bridge, treemagineers, Rannoch, Schottland

    14:15

    Handling the chainsaw in the tree and the dynamic balance between safety, ergonomics and efficiency

    Christian Seiberth, baumzone, Bisamberg, A

    15:00

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area Coffee break

    16:15

    Naked Arborist, Part 3 ‘Don't Hurt Another Day ‘

    Alex Laver, Tree Logic, Great Dunham/Norfolk, UK

    16:30

    Closing discussion

    in German with English translation in English with German translation
  • Timetable Tree climbing forum | Wednesday, 26.04.2023

    Rescue / Conservation of veteran trees
    Chair: Florim Ajda, arbres et partenaires Sàrl, Chexbres, CH

    Lectures Tree Climbing Forum Exhibition Area
    08:00

    Begin of trade show

    in the trade show hall and outside area

    09:00

    Interfaces with the rescue services, approaches when dealing with an injured person in a tree

    Knut Foppe, Ingenieurbüro SafeRope, Berlin

    09:45

    Rescue? Anybody know how to do it - or do they? From basic to complex rescue, techniques examined step by step

    Peter Vergote, TreeMagicBeers, Elversele, B Lucas Godts, Arborist Lucas, Leuven, B Tree Rescue Manual

    10:45

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area Coffee break

    11:30

    Measures for the conservation of a red-leaved beech, a résumé

    Jürgen Unger, Eichhorn Baumpflege, Hörstel

    12:15

    How do I tell my customers...? Good arguments for the preservation of old trees

    Stefanie Weigelmeier, dendrophilia, Göttingen Bea Linnert, Baumbüro Linnert, Bremen

    13:00

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area Lunch break

    Conservation of veteran trees / Tree care practices - Chair: Mark Bridge, treemagineers, Rannoch, Schottland

    14:15

    Case studies of veteran tree management throughout Europe: do’s and don’t’s for arborists

    Tom Joye, Natuurinvest, Brüssel, B

    15:00

    Leadership, philosophy and the seldom discussed underpinnings of being an arborist

    Tony Tresselt, Keystone Training Solutions LLC, Pomeroy, USA

    15:45

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area Coffee break

    16:30

    What could be wrong? Situations that climbers can encounter and how to avoid it.

    Dror Lazarovitch and Ran Solomon, Alonim Ltd., Haifa, Isreal

    17:15

    Alternative transport concepts in tree care, cargo bikes and co: possibilities, opportunities and limits

    Tim Schröder, BaumDienst Nortis, Hamburg Roland Schindler, Baum & Seil, Dusslingen

    in German with English translation in English with German translation
  • Timetable Tree climbing forum | Thursday, 27.04.2023

    Rigging and Forces
    Chair: Anja Erni, astwerk baumpflege, Roggwil, CH

    Lectures Tree Climbing Forum Exhibition Area
    08:00

    Begin of trade show

    in the trade show hall and outside area

    09:00

    To Pull a Tree

    Max Olesko, Baumklettermax, Oberwölbling, A Remy Gschwandtner, Baumpartner Arboristik, Steyr, A Philip Wenninger, Die Baumpfleger, Winzendorf, A

    09:45

    Speedlines, slide lines and reeving systems – from simple to complex

    Max Soballa, Soballa Baumpflege, Rottweil

    10:30

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area Coffee break

    11:15

    Efficiencies of pulley in climbing and rigging systems

    Luis Alberto Diaz, Urban Forestry, Malaga, E

    12:00

    Windows into treecare: The craziness of treework in the South Pacific islands

    Drew Bristow, TreeSolutionsFiji, Fantasy Island, Fiji Islands

    12:45

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area Lunch break

    Rope climbing technique - thinking outside the box - Chair: Martina Borowski

    14:15

    Using the rope climbing technique to search for forest seeds in times of climate change - Europe and North America

    Kay Busemann, Baumpflegeteam Busemann, Freiburg

    15:00

    Woody pathogen detection dogs in tree care, forestry, species and environmental protection: Experiences on possibilities and limits of dog use

    Dana Schneider-Blank, Sachverständigenbüro, Schnega

    15:45

    Closing discussion

    16:00

    Have a safe trip back home

    See you next year 23.-25. April 2024

    in German with English translation in English with German translation