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!


NYSA Regional Seminar and Trade Show

Join us in Western NY at this opportunity for tree services to network and learn about the professional tree care and resources available.

Place:  Drave’s Arboretum, 1815 Sharrick Rd, Darien Center, NY

Date:  Wednesday, August 23, 2023


  • Registration $85.00 per person (includes morning coffee and muffins, as well as lunch)
    • Includes Tour (there are almost 800 species on 20+ acres)
  • Sponsor for Lunch $400.00 (includes one registration)
  • Sponsor a speaker $250.00 (includes one registration)
  • Vendor table $115.00 (includes lunch)

 Regional Seminar and Trade Show REGISTER HERE!



8:00 am                         Welcome and Introduction

8:30-9:30 am                When to remove a tree. Dr. Chris Luley examines condition, decay, location and when a tree should be removed.

9:30 -10:30 am             Instruments for measuring wood decay. Outdoor demo

10:30 -10:45 am           Break

10:45 am -12:15 pm     Draves Arboretum Tour, groups divided for reasonable numbers

12:15-1:00 pm              Lunch

1:00-2:30 pm                Crane Demo and Knuckleboom Loaders, NJ Crane Expert, Hans Tielmann

2:30-4:00 pm                Track A: DOT inspections, TBA

2:30-4:00 pm                Track B: Structural Pruning, Jared Webber