Friday, July 31, 2009

Irish ISA Tree-climbing Competition 2009

ISA Irish Tree Climbing Competition

Tree Care Ireland and are hosting the Irish competition for The International Society of Arboriculture from 3rd- 6th September 2009.

This year we are hoping to have some charcoal making demonstrations, Chainsaw carving, Children's tree-climbing with a difference, traditional wood turning, Stump grinder demonstrations, Thermal Imaging decay detection and much more. All of the usual machinery exhibitors will be present with new woodchipping machines, Unimogs and cherry pickers.

Location: Lisnavagh, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow


3rd & 4th Sept: Tree climbing competition Workshops. Professional Instructors and experienced climbers will be on hand to show novices the techniques and tips required for competition. This is a great chance for climbers of all levels to learn new uses of equipment, new knots etc.
Entrants can also get their equipment checked on these days as part of the registration process.

4th Sept 10am: ISA Certified Arborist Exam, Talbot Hotel Carlow

5th Sept: Start of competition, adrenaline rushes and general enjoyment. Barbeque in the evening. singing, dancing, drinking and toasting in front of the bonfire.

Directions & Map

Tree Care Ireland's 10 step Survival Guide

Useful info: B&B's and Hotels are available if you like your comforts. Lisnavagh is 10 minutes from Tullow for TESCO, ALDI etc

Photos from last year:

Please contact us if you would like to exhibit machinery, products, chainsaw carving or anything else tree related. Just fill in the opt-in below to register interest and get more info.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Chainsaw Awareness Workshop

Beginning on the 1st August, Tree Care Ireland will be holding a monthly Chainsaw Awareness workshop. These instruction days are aimed at anyone who uses a chainsaw at work, on the farm or at home and would like to improve their awareness of basic chainsaw handling.

The workshop will be running from 10am to 1pm and is FREE OF CHARGE to all that contact Tree Care Ireland or register interest in the opt in box below. The three hour session will involve some demonstrations of chainsaw sharpening, protective clothing, safe cutting techniques and much more.

....................................THE NEXT WORSHOP IS ON 12th SEPTEMBER..............................................

We would like to extend our welcome to anyone that is interested. If you connot attend then maybe you know someone who can. Please pass on this information.

Dates for each monthly Free Chainsaw Workshop will be posted on this blog and at the Tree Care Ireland Website

If we receive enough requests from particular regions we will happy to come to you.
Please put your location or city in the opt-in provided.

Tree Care Ireland are committed to improving farm safety standards and reducing accidents involving chainsaws. We want to make a difference and we think that 3 hours per month will help us to do it!

What do you think?

Kind Regards

Kevin Birchall

Contact info:
Tree Care Ireland
05991 48678