Irish Tree Climbing Comp. 2018

Organised by the Irish Treecare Association under ISA rules, the 2018 Irish Tree Climbing Competition is to be held on 16th and 17th June in Gosford Park, Co. Armagh. Competitors are encouraged to enter regardless of experience, although a familiarity with the 5 events is an advantage: they are 1) Footlock 2) Speed climb 3) Work Climb 4) Throwline 5) Rescue. For more technical information on the disciplines click here:

The event is open to competitors and family and friends. Kits are inspected on the Friday evening, the competition gets underway on the Saturday, followed by a BBQ and overnight camping, with the Masters Challenge for the 5 best competitors (timing and points) held on the Sunday followed by prize giving.

Competition entry cost £50.00 payable by cash on the day.

We have been fortunate with generous sponsorship from the following businesses:
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council: //
AR Marquees: 
Brian Hynds:
Jackson Sports, Belfast:
North West Forest Services:
Woodpecker Environmental:


Irish Forestry Show 2015

The Irish Forestry, Woodland and Bio-Energy Show (to give it its full and splendid title) is one for the diary; to be held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2015 at the beautiful Stradbally Hall Estate in Co. Laois. This is great show to visit, camp in the grounds with fellow arborists – beers around the camp fire – and check out machinery and timber-related goods but more importantly the opportunity to enter the Irish National Tree Climbing Championships sponsored by Husqvarna. For more details go to