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Tree Climbing Forum

Active + international + close to practice

The Tree Climbing Forum is part of the German Tree Care Conference and has become the international meeting point for arborists and tree climbers. An important part is also the 10-meters high climbing tower where experts show the practical application of topics of the lectures.

In 2020, innovations will be presented and the question of sustainability expanded. Another focus will be accidents in tree care and the handling of such incidents in a team.

The international Tree Climbing Forum in Augsburg/Germany

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  • Timetable Kletterforum | Tuesday, 21.04.2020

    Tree Climbing Forum
    SKT Basics and News

    Lectures Tree Climbing Forum Exhibition Area
    08:00

    Opening of the Check-In-Counter

    Trade show of the German Tree Care Conference starts in the trade show hall and outside area ArborArt-Exhibition “Trees-Wood-Art” starts in the foyer

    09:45

    Welcoming to Climbers Forum

    Dirk Dujesiefken, Kay Busemann, Mark Bridge

    10:00

    Abrasion on hardware and ropes. How much is acceptable? Presentation of tests assessing abrasion on rope bridges and connectors

    Mark Bridge, treemagineers, Rannoch, UK

    10:45

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area

    Coffee break

    11:15

    TreeCare India - the challenges of building an industry

    Jonas Suchanek, TreeCare, Auroville, IN

    12:00

    Presentation of the evaluation of the accident statistics 2018, news regarding restructuring of instruction of tree climbing techniques

    Carsten Beinhoff, SVLFG, Kassel

    Tree Climbing Forum -

    12:45

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area

    Scientific Poster Presentation Discussion with the authors Lunch break

    13:45

    Why is there such a high level of diversity in ascent systems and configurations in tree care?

    Mark Bridge, treemagineers, Rannoch, UK

    15:15

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area

    Coffee break

    16:00

    Radio Systems in Tree Care

    • Requirements of communication
    • Influence on safety and well-being – results of a study
    • Various radio systems in comparison

    Peter Dehlinger, Baumpflege Peter Dehlinger, Kassel

    16:45

    What are coefficients of friction and what effect do they have on my rigging and climbing systems?

    Rich Delaney, RopeLab, Katoomba, AU

    17:30

    Closing discussion

    in German with English translation in English with German translation
  • Timetable Kletterforum | Wednesday, 22.04.2020

    Tree Climbing Forum
    Sustainability

    Lectures Tree Climbing Forum Exhibition Area
    08:00

    Begin of trade show and ArborArt

    09:15

    Thoughts regarding sustainability

    Kay Busemann, Baumpflegeschule Busemann, TREEO, Freiburg

    09:30

    Climbing, Cameras and Conservation: How tree climbing techniques can be used to access areas of scientific importance and aid in the conservation of forests

    Andrew Walmsley, Photography, Headington, UK

    10:15

    How should dead trees be managed and where does liability lie?

    Andreas Detter, Brudi u. Partner TreeConsult, Gauting

    11:30

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area

    Coffee break

    12:00

    Natural nesting sites for wild-living bee populations in towns and in the forest – installation and maintenance in trees

    Martin Götz, Götz Baumpflege, Friedberg; Antonio Gurliaccio, Bienenbotschaft, Karben

    Tree Climbing Forum -

    12:15

    Trauma and its effects

    Natascha Blattner, Praxis für Psychotherapie, Coaching und Beratung, Basel, CH

    13:30

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area Scientific Poster Presentation

    Discussion with the authors Lunch break

    14:45

    Collateral damage, consequences and coping with traumatic situations

    Mark Bridge, treemagineers, Rannoch, UK Kay Busemann, Baumpflegeschule Busemann, TREEO, Freiburg Carsten Beinhoff, SVLFG, Kassel

    15:30

    A work-psychological look at trauma

    Petra Abele, SVLFG, Kassel

    16:15

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area

    Coffee break

    17:00

    A journey through the seasons (Spoken Word)

    Brick Reilley, Springfield, NJ, USA

    in German with English translation in English with German translation
  • Timetable Kletterforum | Thursday, 23.04.2020

    Tree Climbing Forum
    A deeper look at climbing techniques

    Lectures Tree Climbing Forum Exhibition Area
    08:00

    Begin of trade show and ArborArt

    09:15

    Which factors determine how ascenders and descenders perform on rope?

    Richard Delaney, RopeLab, Katoomba, AU

    10:45

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area

    Coffee break

    11:30

    Naked Arborist Part Deux, Further Understanding of Arborist Biomechanics

    Alex Laver, Tree Logic, Great Dunham, UK

    12:15

    Weak links in chainsaw lanyards: do the products perform as intended?

    Christian „Puk“ Kruck, die Baumläufer, ropeworks, Tübingen

    Tree Climbing Forum - A deeper look at climbing techniques

    13:00

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area Scientific Poster Presentation

    Discussion with the authors Lunch break

    14:15

    Tree underground, vital parts are invisible to the eye

    Stefan Artmann, Klettermaxe, Uedem

    15:00

    Communication? Anybody can do that! A theatre around communication.

    Gregor Hansch, Baumpflege, Berlin Florim Ajda, arbres et partenaires Sàrl, Chexbres, CH

    15:45

    Closing discussion

    16:15

    Have a save trip back home

    See you next year 04.-06. May 2021

    in German with English translation in English with German translation