Saturday, May 11 was the date of the Illinois Tree Climbing Championship, hosted by the Illinois Arborist Association. Despite the cool weather, it was an enjoyable event for both the competitors and spectators. Cantigny Park was a beautiful site for the competition.
Todd Kramer, with Kramer Tree Specialists won the Championship and will compete in the International Conference event held in Toronto this summer. Go Todd! This is the 10th year Todd has won the Illinois Tree Climbing Championship and it will be his last year competing. In addition to Todd’s win, Tyler Wallace with Kramer Tree Specialists received 3rd place in the event. Brandon Dobnick, also with Kramer Tree Specialists did very well in the event, but did not place. Due to the hard work of all our tree climbers, Kramer Tree Specialists won the Corporate Cup. This is awarded to the tree care company team that overall performs the best at the competition. Kramer Tree Specialists has won this award every year, since 2008. We are very proud of all our tree climbers!
Click here for more information on the events the competitors had to perform at the Illinois Tree Climbing Championship.