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. 

  • Timetable Kletterforum | Tuesday, 07.05.2019

    Tree Climbing Forum
    Basics of SKT

    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

    Welcome

    Dirk Dujesiefken, Kay Busemann, Mark Bridge

    10:00

    Scaling New Heights – how tree climbing inspired canopy research

    Meg Lowman, Inst. for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA

    10:45

    Ascent without issues – a physical examination of loads on anchor points during ascents into trees

    Birte Kahlbrock, EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG, Isny Max Soballa, Soballa Baumpflege, Rottweil

    11:30

    Coffee break

    Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area

    12:15

    The Valdôtain Tresse friction hitch on a test bench

    Mark Bridge, treemagineers, Rannoch, UK Kay Busemann, Baumpflegeschule Busemann, TREEO, Freiburg

    13:00

    Conflict at the garden fence – how to behave correctly during tree care operations on plot boundaries

    Klaus Feckler, Bußmann & Feckler - Rechtsanwälte, Köln

    13:45

    Lunch break

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

    Tree Climbing Forum - Safety

    14:45

    Combating processionally caterpillars on Oak with rope climbing techniques: what hazards does this pose and how to protect oneself

    Markus Breithaupt, Kletterspezialisten, Michelstadt Falko Böhm, Bad-König

    15:30

    Coffee break Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area

    (siehe Ankündigung vor Ort)

    16:15

    kommmitmensch – safe and healthy work environments

    Andrea Engemann, SVLFG, Kassel

    17:00

    Working with palm trees – problems, risks, climbing techniques and strategies

    Dror Lazarovitce, Yair Goldberg, Alonim Ltd, Haifa, ISR

    17:45

    Closing discussion

    in German with English translation in English with German translation
  • Timetable Kletterforum | Wednesday, 08.05.2019

    Tree Climbing Forum
    competence

    Lectures Tree Climbing Forum Exhibition Area
    08:00

    Begin of trade show and ArborArt

    09:15

    Brilliance or overestimation? Thoughts on competence and positive prejudices, for example during climbing courses

    Anja Erni, Astwerk, Roggwil, CH

    10:00

    Ways into tree care: transfer of competencies and abilities between various regions of Europe

    Cosmen Truta, Kletterspezial - Walachei, Bous Krisztian Kmety, Baumpflege Kmety, Feldkirchen in Kärten, AT Carsten Beinhoff, SVLFG, Kassel

    10:45

    Coffee break Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area

    (siehe Ankündigung vor Ort)

    11:30

    How should levels of competencies in tree care be defined in the future?

    Carsten Beinhoff, SVLFG, Kassel Thomas Böhl, fsb Oerrel, Munster-Oerrel Kay Busemann, Baumpflegeschule Busemann, TREEO, Freiburg Bernhard Schütte, Baumpflege Seenland, Zechlinerhütte

    12:15

    Podium panel about the necessary adjustments of training in rope climbing techniques

    Carsten Beinhoff, Thomas Böhl, Kay Busemann, Bernhard Schütte

    13:00

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

    Discussion with the authors

    Tree Climbing Forum - Ergonomics and health protection

    14:15

    Bio-mechanical loads measured and demonstrated in real time

    Alex Laver, Tree Logic, Norwich, UK James Shippen, Barbara May Coventry University, Coventry, UK

    15:45

    Coffee break Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area

    (siehe Ankündigung vor Ort)

    16:30

    Accident statistics in tree care while working on rope and with aerial lifts

    Carsten Beinhoff, SVLFG, Kassel

    17:15

    “Insights in to tree climbing” (film screening)

    Florim Ajda, arbres et partenaires Sàrl, Vuiteboeuf, CH

    in German with English translation in English with German translation
  • Timetable Kletterforum | Thursday, 09.05.2019

    Tree Climbing Forum
    Rope and more

    Lectures Tree Climbing Forum Exhibition Area
    08:00

    Begin of trade show and ArborArt

    09:15

    An interdisciplinary approach to building a tree house

    De Gourét Litchfield, Svensk TrädVård & Utbildning AB, Ballingslöv, SWE

    10:00

    Usage of pulley as redirects and ground anchors, the new DIN 30754 for means of attachment in forestry

    Knut Fischer, GRUBE KG, Bispingen

    10:45

    Coffee break Practical presentations in the trade show hall and outside area

    (siehe Ankündigung vor Ort)

    11:30

    Usage of drones in tree care, opportunities and limits

    Sascha Jillich, Bernd Hoffstedde, Staatliche Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Gartenbau (LVG), Heidelberg

    12:15

    Overview of rope terminations and quality assurance in splicing

    Lee Cole, Honey Brothers, Guilford, UK Christian „Puk“ Kruck, die Baumläufer, ropeworks, Tübingen

    13:15

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

    Discussion with the authors

    Tree Climbing Forum - Felling and rigging technique

    14:15

    Cutting techniques during rigging operations, especially when lifting limbs

    Jo Van Bowel, treeexpert bvba, Hove, BE Jan Hoorne, TreeMagicBeers, Oostnieuwkerke, BE Peter Vergote, TreeMagicBeers, Elversele, BE Lucas Godts, Arborist Lucas, Leuven, BE

    15:45

    Closing discussion

    16:00

    Have a save trip back home

    See you next year 21.-23. April 2020

    in German with English translation in English with German translation
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