Tree Climbing Championship
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The New York State Tree Climbing Championship is a gathering of the top tree workers in New York State to display their tree climbing skills and abilities in a series of competitive events.
Join us at Washington Park in Albany, NY on Saturday, June 24 (Raindate: Sunday, June 25) to learn new techniques, compete against your peers, visit with friends and win great prizes.
The top 3 men and women finishers from New York State or whose primary place of employment is in New York State will compete in The Master’s Challenge to represent NYSA at the 2023 ISA International Tree Climbing Championship in Albuquerque during August 11-13, 2023. Cancellation Policy: No refunds on registration fees after June 20.
Registration Requirements:
  • New York State residents or those whose primary place of work is in New York State will be given first preference. After those slots are filled, all other climbers may register on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Registrants must be actively working for an arboricultural/landscape organization or tree service company and perform climbing duties as part of their work.
  • Registration is limited to 25 competitors.
  • Sponsors of the TCC may also use this form to register for the event.

 Location: Washington Park, 2 Englewood Place, Albany, NY 12203

Registration to Compete is Closed!

ORDER LUNCH HERE! An "all you can eat" lunch will be served by the Old Daley Inn using their Baja lunch truck from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 24. Lunch will be free for competitors and volunteers. Volunteers should be registered with our team using the link below. All others 13 years and older, should order in advance at $20 per ticket. (Children under 13 can share with their parents.)

VOLUNTEER FORM HERE! We always need TCC volunteers for everything from set up to judging to registration. 

SPONSORS REGISTER HERE! Details about sponsorship opportunities are available HERE.

More details to come about training workshops on Friday, June 23.


Tree Climbing Workshops

The day before our Tree Climbing Championship, we will be hosting TWO workshops for competitors and others.

Place:  Washington Park, Albany, NY (Englewood Place entrance)

Date:  Friday, June 23, 2023


Crane Workshop, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon

Mark Moeske will discuss the basics of crane removals using both Knucklebooms and Stick Cranes. There will be a power point presentation and onsite discussion. This workshop will be FREE, but pre-registration is required.

Crane Workshop REGISTER HERE!


Advanced Gear Inspection, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Bruce Duffy will discuss updates for 2023 for advanced gear inspection. Bring your own gear. Gear will also be available for purchase should you find an item that needs replacing. This workshop will be FREE for TCC competitors and $45 for all others.

Gear Inspection Workshop REGISTER HERE!


Hotel Information

Reservations can be made at Hampton Inn & Suites - Downtown Albany
Address: 25 Chapel Street, Albany NY 12210
Phone: 518-432-7000

For reservations, you can call and say you are with the New York State Arborists on June 24. Room rates are $139.

There will also be a camping option made available in nearby Rensselaer County.



Master Challenge Sponsor

  • Ground Equipment, Inc.


Event Sponsors

  • Bill Miller & Associates
  • Clear Choice Trees
  • Courant
  • Dryad Tree & Shrub Diagnostics
  • RBI Shelter Tree - Work Climb Event
  • SavATree
  • Weaver Leather Supply


Platinum Leaf Sponsors

  • Almstead Tree & Shrub Care
  • Altec
  • American Arborist Supplies
  • ArborMaster
  • Arborware
  • Bartlett Tree Experts
  • Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Emerald Tree and Shrub Care
  • Let’s Talk Trees LLC
  • Washington Park Conservancy
  • WesSpur


Gold Leaf Sponsors

  • @height
  • Dom’s Tree Service
  • Greenpoint Tree Services


Silver Leaf Sponsors

  • Fanno Saw Works
  • Petzl


Other Support

  • Albany Forester
  • All American Tree Service
  • Allmark Tree & Crane Service
  • Anjoe Tree Service
  • Arnolds Tree Service
  • Asplundh/National Grid
  • Homestead Tree Care
  • J. Galiley Arbor Consulting
  • Matthew Caluneo