Safe the date: German Tree Care Conference 2019: May 07 to 09

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. 

That happend 2018

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary, the overall concept of the climbing forum was further optimised: practical demonstrations and lectures are now possible at the same time. Thus the program becomes even more interactive.

The partner in the climbing forum in 2018 were “treemagineers”, a team of practicing arborists dedicated to the development of know-how and of products for safer and efficient tree care. They came up with the new concept for the climbing forum and many initiatives for the lecture program with international speakers.

  • Timetable Kletterforum | Tuesday, 24.04.2018

    Tree Climbing Forum
    Design of tree care harnesses

    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

    09:30

    Welcome – 20 years tree climbing forum

    Dirk Dujesiefken, Kay Busemann, Mark Bridge

    09:45

    Reflections by a pioneer on design evolution of tree care harnesses

    Don Blair, Blair‘s Arborist Equipment, Hagerstown, USA

    10:30

    A European view of the development of tree care harnesses

    De Gourét Litchfield Svensk TrädVård & Utbildning AB Ballingslöv, Schweden

    11:15

    Coffee break

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

    11:45

    Step changes: How innovations arrive in an industry and how their consequences unfold

    Ulrich Pfefferer, Pfefferer Baumkultur Müllheim, Peter Styrnol, Don Blair

    12:30

    Lunch break

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

    Tree Climbing Forum - One-handed use of chainsaws

    13:30

    Presentation of the 2016 accident statistics, position of German Health and Safety regarding one-handed use of top handle chainsaws

    Carsten Beinhoff, SVLFG, Kassel

    14:15

    Position of a manufacturer regarding one-handed use of top handle chainsaws

    Martin Götz, Husqvarna

    15:00

    Coffee break

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

    15:45

    An osteopathic view of one-handed use of chainsaws and the consequences for the body

    Philipp Frank, functiomed, Zürich, CH

    16:30

    Rational – yet still not reasonable - reloaded

    Knut Foppe, climbsafe, Berlin

    17:15

    Closing discussion

    in German with English translation in English with German translation
  • Timetable Kletterforum | Wednesday, 25.04.2018

    Tree Climbing Forum
    Tree climbing techniques hot topics

    Lectures Tree Climbing Forum Exhibition Area
    08:00

    Begin of trade show and ArborArt

    09:15

    Legal, illegal, who gives a toss? How to address self-modified PPE and “forbidden” climbing techniques

    Max Bröckmann, Climbtools, Mülheim an der Ruhr

    10:00

    Presentation of results and conclusions of testing performed on a range of modern and traditional friction hitch combinations

    Mark Bridge, treemagineers, Rannoch, UK, baumpartner, Basel, CH

    10:45

    Coffee break

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

    11:30

    Efficiency and safety of various ascent systems

    Manuel Schuster, MS Baumpflege, Dülmen

    12:15

    Forces in Rigging

    Gabriele Dovier/ Emanuele Capelli, Formazione3T, IT

    13:00

    Lunch break

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

    Tree Climbing Forum - Women in tree care

    14:15

    Pruning and felling trees without a Y: a problem?

    Anja Erni, Astwerk, Roggwil, CH

    15:00

    Tree care in Finland: When the gender question takes a back seat

    Marika Pylkkänen, SPY, Finnish Arborist Association, Espoo, FIN

    15:45

    Coffee break

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

    16:30

    Women in tree care: a tour d’horizon

    Florim Ajda, arbres et partenaires, Yverdon-les-Bains, CH

    17:00

    An opportunity or a mine field: women in tree care?

    Podium und Diskussion

    in German with English translation in English with German translation
  • Timetable Kletterforum | Thursday, 26.04.2018

    Tree Climbing Forum
    Habitat and Retrenchment pruning

    Lectures Tree Climbing Forum Exhibition Area
    08:00

    Begin of trade show and ArborArt

    09:15

    Long-term management of ancient and veteran trees. Case studies from the UK.

    Paul Muir, Treework Environmental Practice, Bristol, UK

    10:00

    Applying retrenchment techniques on the example of Green Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY

    Phil Kelley, North American Training Solutions, Chehalis, USA

    10:45

    Coffee break

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

    11:30

    Special conservation measures – application of regulations in practical tree care

    Andreas Detter, Brudi und Partner, Gauting, Georg-Friedrich Wittmann, Baumpflege Wittmann, Weiden und Freising

    12:15

    Lunch break

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

    Tree Climbing Forum - Tree climbing techniques hot topics

    13:15

    Accidents at the work place and specific emergency management

    Thomas Böhl, fsb Oerrel, Munster-Oerrel

    14:00

    Coffee break

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

    14:30

    Working with throwlines: theory and practice

    Max Olesko, Baumklettermax, Oberwölbling, AT, Remy Gschwandtner, Baumpflege, Walding, AT

    15:15

    An Anthropological Study of the Difference Between Oak(wo)men and Euc(wo)men

    Don Blair, Blair‘s Arborist Equipment, Hagerstown, USA

    16:00

    Closing discussion

    16:15

    Have a save trip back home

    See you next year 7.-9. May 2019

    in German with English translation in English with German translation
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