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International Tree CLimbing Championship Series

LATEST NEWS

ISA Executive Director is retiring

ISA announces Executive Director Jim Skiera’s plans for retirement at the end of 2017. Learn more about the succession plan.

Update: Mechanical Devices Approved for Stationary Rope Systems

In an effort to offer the latest in innovation for climbing equipment and techniques, ISA has clarified terms and approvals for stationary rope systems. Please view the complete update.

Public Review – ANSI Z133-2012 Proposed Revisions

The Third Review period for proposed revisions to ANSI Z133-2012 by the Accredited Standards Committee Z133 are available for public review 18 November through 18 December 2016. Submit comments in writing to Tricia Duzan (tduzan@isa-arbor.com) with a complete explanation of concerns and alternative language, if applicable.

December Arborist News Available Online

Get information on pruning systems, fruit tree pests and diseases, Climbers' Corners, Abiotic and Biotic Stress Complexes, and Getting Work Done in the Urban Forest.

Black Diamond Recalls Climbing Ascenders Due to Fall Hazard

The Index Ascenders’ rivet holding the toothed cam can release, allowing the Ascender to slide on the rope or become detached from the rope, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.

Statement Regarding Request for Approval of the IMP

ISA is pleased to allow use in ISA TCCs of the IMP in all but one configuration indicated in the User Instructions. Use of the Rope Retrieval configuration will not be permitted in ISA TCCs due to the extreme nature of the competition environment. Please read the entire statement from ISA.

Congratulations 2016 ETCC Champions

Congratulations to 2016 ETCC Champions Peter Vergote of Belgium and Josephine Hedger of the UK. See all the results and a list of event winners online now.

August Arborist News Online

Featuring contributing authors that will be presenting at the ISA Annual International Conference in Fort Worth. Also find out how to submit an abstract for the 2017 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Information regarding possible cracks on Petzl ASAP LOCK

During routine equipment inspections one customer detected cracks on the stainless steel arms on three ASAP LOCK. These three defective products will be returned to Petzl for analysis.

Safety is Critical Requirement when Looking to Hire an Arborist for Tree Care

Tree work can be dangerous. The International Society of Arboriculture reminds consumersto choose professional arborists who are well-trained in safety and industry best practices.

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 28, 2017 - July 30, 2017

2017 International Tree Climbing Championship

October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017

2017 North American Tree Climbing Championship

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