Markley-ChampIndependent Tree’s own Nick Markley was recently honored as 2015 Champion of the Ohio Tree Climbing Championship.

Hosted in the Columbus area on December 13th, Nick bested the efforts of a highly competitive field of the state’s best climbers to earn his ticket to Tampa in the International Tree Climbing Competition.
Presented by the Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, this competition simulates real-world working conditions to test the skills of each climber.

Nick and his co-competitors participated in five preliminary events (Secured Footlock, Belayed Speed Climb, Aerial Rescue, Work Climb and Throwline) in order to move onto the next stage. Nick’s performance in those challenges advanced him to the championship round, known as the Masters’ Challenge.

Nick will now look forward to representing Independent Tree and the Ohio chapter of the ISA in March at the 2015 International Tree Climbing Competition in Tampa, Florida.

Independent Tree is a proud participant in these events, which not only strengthen the arborist community, but also give us an opportunity to preview the latest in climbing techniques and equipment.

You can learn more about the competition here:

2014 International Competition Highlights:

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