Arboriculture & Tree Climbing Workshop

Arboriculture & Tree Climbing Workshop

March 24, 2015

John Bornsworth, Principle Arborist and Urban Forester, was asked by the Washington Conservation Corps to develop curriculum and train corps members in arboriculture and safe tree climbing at their annual training symposium. This four-day training covered aspects of visual tree assessment (VTA), tree evaluation, tree pruning methods, and climbing methods like Stationary Rope System (SRS) and Moving Rope System (MRS), as well as aerial rigging applications.


Corps members use aerial rigging for transit and installation of woody debris in sensitive environments, to build a foot log bridge, or to schlep material to a planting site. Tree pruning is applied by corps members assisting in urban forest management.

tree-climbing rigging-course

Client Name:
Washington Conservation Corps
Education, Tree Climbing, Visual Tree Assessment, Tree Evaluation, Tree Pruning, Stationary Rope System, Moving Rope System, Aerial Rigging,