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 22, 2024 (Raindate: Sunday, June 23, 2024) 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 2024 ISA International Tree Climbing Championship in Atlanta during October 24-27, 2024.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds on registration fees after June 15.
Climbers may register HERE.
Sponsorship information HERE.
We are also seeking volunteers for the 2024 event at all levels. If you are interested, please fill out our volunteer form HERE.
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.

 Location: Washington Park, NEAR 7 Englewood Place, Albany, NY 12203 (please do not use this address for deliveries)

PARKING will be available nearby at the Thurlow Terrace lot, managed by the University at Albany near 96 Western Avenue, Albany. This is only one block over from the event.

Climbers may register HERE.

Sponsorship information HERE.



Friday, June 21
8:00 am - 12:00 noon  Workshop #1
1:00 - 4:00 pm  Workshop #2
3:00 - 7:00 pm  IMPORTANT! GEAR INSPECTION near the Englewood entrance.

Saturday, June 22
6:30 - 7:30 am  Check-in at the Registration Table near the Englewood entrance.
8:00 - 9:00 am  START! Competitors will be briefed at each event.

Sunday, June 23
In the event of rain, we will follow the Saturday schedule on Sunday. At this time, there are predictions of chance rain on Saturday. We will still meet that morning to make final decisions about Saturday's schedule.

Climbers may register HERE.

Sponsorship information HERE.


Tree Climbing Workshops

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

Date: Friday, June 21, 2024


Hotel Information

Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-East Greenbush
25 Hampton Inn Drive East Greenbush, New York 12061

Make your reservation HERE.

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



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Special Thanks to the City of Albany and the University at Albany for hosting our event!