Arboriculture & Tree Climbing Workshop

John Bornsworth was asked by the Washington Conservation Corps to develop curriculum and train members in safe tree climbing and tree inspection 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.

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Project Details

  • Client Name: Department of Ecology, Washington Conservation Corps
  • Location: Cispus Learning Center – Cispus, WA
  • Staff: John Bornsworth, BCMA, RCA
  • Budget: $6,000
  • Date: 12/15/2015