Tree climbers show off speed, skill at Morton Arboretum

In this article from the Chicago Daily Herald, Eduardo Medina, a recruiter/trainer for Davey, talks about the competition from his perspective as a competition adviser. 

Posted: Sept. 26, 2015

By Elena Ferrarin

A day at The Morton Arboretum usually spells nature and tranquility, but on Saturday it also was the setting for a show of skill and speed at this year's Illinois Tree Climbing Championship.

Twenty-one competitors -- all municipal, commercial or utility tree care workers from across Illinois -- squared off in five different events: belayed speed climb, secured footlock, aerial rescue, work climb and throw line.

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