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

Note: These videos are loaded via YouTube after clicking on the button. Google's privacy policy applies.
  • Timetable COM_CCK_Kletterforum | Tuesday, 10.05.2022

    Tree Climbing Forum
    Tree Care – in evolution and sustainability

    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 ArborArt-Exhibition “Trees-Wood-Art” starts in the foyer

    09:45

    Welcoming the Climbers' Forum

    Mark Bridge, Kay Busemann, Dirk Dujesiefken

    10:00

    Do we want to remove all imperfections out of trees in the future – or shall we tolerate damages and defects?

    Prof. Dr. Dirk Dujesiefken, Institut für Baumpflege, Hamburg Mark Bridge, Ninja Baumpflege Bridge, Basel, CH + treemagineers, Rannoch, Scotland

    11:00

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

    11:15

    Artificial Fractures & Coronet cuts - The simulation of natural fractures: The why, when & how - Philosophy, theory and practice

    David S. Restrepo, Tree Technician City of Paris, Paris, France

    12:00

    Discussion

    12:30

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

    Tree Climbing Forum - Work safety and health protection

    14:00

    Presentation of evaluation of accidents in 2020

    Carsten Beinhoff, SVLFG, Kassel

    14:45

    Trauma, causes – consequences – coping strategies

    Natascha Blattner, Praxisgemeinschaft Bachletten, Basel, CH

    15:30

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

    16:15

    A work-psychological view of trauma

    Petra Abele, SVLFG, Kassel

    17:00

    What are coefficients of friction and what effect do they have on my rigging and climbing systems?

    Peter Dehlinger, Baumpflege Peter Dehlinger, Kassel

    in German with English translation in English with German translation
  • Timetable COM_CCK_Kletterforum | Wednesday, 11.05.2022

    Tree Climbing Forum
    Sustainability

    Lectures Tree Climbing Forum Exhibition Area
    08:00

    Begin of trade show and ArborArt

    09:00

    TreeCare India - The challenges of creating a profession

    Jonas Suchanek, TreeCare India, Tamil Nadu, India

    09:45

    Climbing, cameras and conservation: How tree climbing techniques can be used to reach areas of scientific relevance and to support conservation efforts in forests

    Andrew Walmsley, Andrew Walmsley Photography, Headington, UK

    10:30

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

    11:15

    Natural nesting places for wild bees in cities and in the forest – installation and care in trees

    Martin Götz, Götz Baumpflege, Friedberg Antonio Gurliaccio, Bienenbotschaft, Karben

    12:00

    Establishing anchor points on buildings when removing dead trees

    Hannes Seiberth, rock exotica europe, Berlin Knut Foppe, saferope engineering, Berlin

    12:45

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

    Tree Climbing Forum - Back-Ups in tree care

    14:15

    How should dead trees be managed and what is the situation regarding liability

    Thomas Amtage, amtage Landschaftsarchitektur, Berlin Carsten Beinhoff, SVLFG, Kassel Andreas Detter, TreeConsult, Gauting

    15:00

    UK situation: Two systems, two anchor points. How did the industry get here, what are the consequences?

    Chris Cooper-Abbs, Arb Matters, Hunningham, UK

    15:45

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

    16:30

    UK situation: What systems have been developed to be in compliance with the new regulations?

    Chris Cooper-Abbs, Arb Matters, Hunningham, UK Matt Brooker, Treesense, Stratford Upon Avon, UK

    17:15

    Thoughts regarding redundancies, back-ups and double safety in tree care and elsewhere. Where does it make sense, where is it required and where can you use a single safety?

    Mark Bridge, treemagineers, Rannoch, Scotland

    in German with English translation in English with German translation
  • Timetable COM_CCK_Kletterforum | Thursday, 12.05.2022

    Tree Climbing Forum
    Tree climbing techniques, viewed in depth

    Lectures Tree Climbing Forum Exhibition Area
    08:00

    Begin of trade show and ArborArt

    09:00

    Passion before Fashion

    Peter Vergote, TreeMagicBeers, Oostnieuwkerke, BE Jo van Bouwel, TreeXpert bvba, Hove, BE

    09:45

    Ascending the giants on the west coast of the US

    Kay Busemann, Baumpflegeschule Busemann, BaumpflegeTeamBusemann, Freiburg

    10:30

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

    11:15

    Naked Arborist Part deux, further insights regarding biomechanical forces in tree care

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

    12:00

    Weak links in chainsaw lanyards: do these products provide what they promise?

    Christian “Puk” Kruck, ropeworks, Tübingen

    12:45

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

    Tree Climbing Forum - Tree climbing techniques, viewed in depth

    14:15

    Tree below ground, the essence is hidden from sight

    Stefan Artmann, Baumpflegeteam Klettermaxe, Uedem

    15:00

    SRT-DdRT two techniques - one comparison

    Gregor Hansch, Hansch Baumpflege, Berlin Bernhard Schütte, Baumpflege Seenland, D – Zechlinerhütte

    15:45

    Closing discussion

    16:00

    Have a safe trip back home

    See you next year 25.-27. April 2023

    in German with English translation in English with German translation