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Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

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International Tree Climbing Championship & World Conference Comes to Portland

August 8, 2012

The International Society of Arboriculture is coming to Portland!

This weekend, Portland Parks & Recreation will host the International Society of Arboriculture's world conference. Or, as explained by PP&R Urban Forestry Supervisor Larr Maginnis,  "New Year's Day, the Super Bowl, and the 4th of July all wrapped into one for tree people." 

Last year the conference was held in Australia, so this year Portland is fortunate to have it at our own Laurelhurst Park! Events begin Saturday, August 11 and continue through Sunday, August 12.

Come along for a free PP&R Urban Forestry bucket truck ride - letting kids and adults lift high above the park. Watch the world's best professional arborists scale trees and perform tree-care tasks in hopes of becoming the world's next Tree Climbing Champion. Try tree climbing for yourself with instruction by Tree Climbers International to ensure personal safety and care of the trees.

International Society of Aboriculture 2012 International Conference and Tree Climbing World Championship

Laurelhurst Park

SE Cesar Chavez Blvd & Stark St

Day one: Saturday, August 11, 8 am - 5 pm

Championship: Sunday, August 12, 8 am - 4 pm

Free bucket truck rides from 10am-3pm both days

Tree-climbing championships come to Rose City

Jennifer Anderson in the Portland Tribune

Laurelhurst Park will host international tree-climbing championships Saturday and Sunday

Stephen Beaven in The Oregonian