Training for Entry-Level Tree Workers
LEARN SPIKELESS CLIMBING TECHNIQUES. No tree climbing experience necessary!
Length of program - 5 full days
Maximum class size — 3 students
Money back guarantee — TCI guarantees you will learn how to climb safely or we'll refund your tuition.
Tree work is difficult and extremely dangerous. There is no middle ground when you work in the trees. What you do is either right, or it's wrong – with disastrous results. That's why worker safety is our first concern and primary emphasis. Throughout our program, students learn the right way to do things as well as the right things to do.
Practical Training for Working Climbers
TCI's tree climbing program for entry-level tree workers is designed specifically for the working climber. Students learn and practice skills and techniques which are used daily on the job. While some theory is taught, our emphasis is on practical, hands–on training. Most of your class time is spent under or in a tree. And, due to our small class size, you'll get plenty of individual help.
Peter "Treeman" Jenkins, the founder of TCI, is an ISA-certified arborist with 25 years of accident-free production climbing experience. He has also been teaching tree workers and recreational tree climbers at all skill levels for over 25 years, with no accidents to date. Students come from all over the world to learn from him.
TCI's classes are scheduled according to the needs of students rather than with fixed dates. When is the best time for you? Check our calendar. Is there an open class you want to join? Are other more convenient dates available? Contact us (if emailing, please include your phone number!) to join a class already scheduled or to set one up.
We prefer to train climbers in their own saddle if you own one. If you don't, the TCI school has one you can use, as well as all the other gear you'll need for class. You will also be using our climbing ropes (11.5 mm), lanyards, and other equipment during the course. Bring ankle or full-height boots to protect your ankles during foot ascender use. If you don't own gear, we suggest that you NOT purchase it until after you have taken our training.
Prerequisites: Must be in good health, with weight appropriate to height. Must speak some English. Your instructor was born and raised in Texas and knows some Spanish, but he is not fluent.
Cost: $1,150 per person. (Does not include food and lodging.)
Lodging is available at the TCI Guest House, where some parts of the program are taught. Many restaurants and grocery stores are within walking distance.
ISA CEUs (continuing education units) are available for this program.
See pictures of our classes in our Tree Workers Program Gallery.
The TCI Program for Entry-level Tree Workers: Program Content