Attendees of GIE+EXPO this October 20-22 in Louisville, Kentucky. have the opportunity to learn arborist techniques from certified arborists who will be aloft in a 50-foot tree set up inside the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Melissa LeVangie and Bear LeVangie, of the Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop along with their team, will present eight in-tree demonstrations and two new classroom workshops. The LeVangies developed the Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop in 2009 with a mission “to create a safe, encouraging, and empowering learning environment for women to climb trees” and have hosted workshops across the United States for both women and men."
Ken Osberg, director of marketing for Echo, one of the sponsors of the activity, said, "GIE+EXPO is the industry’s family reunion as Kris Kiser refers to it, and we at Echo can’t agree more. The tree climbing and workshop program is yet another innovative way the show is engaging attendees in fun and educational activities."
The in-tree demonstrations throughout the day Wednesday-Friday will cover a wide range of topics, including tie-in points, the use of drones, fundamentals of pruning cuts and static vs dynamic rigging. These sessions are included with trade show registration.
In addition, two classroom workshops will offer Certified Arborists the opportunity earn CEUs.
- Wednesday, October 20, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Gear Inspection for Tree Climbers
- Friday, October 22, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: How to Grow Your Green Business and Why?
There is a fee of $85 per workshop, and registration is required for these.