Vermont
 

 

WELCOME to Penny Hill TreeClimbing LLC

Penny Hill  is  truly a World Class facility for experiencing North Vermont's finest scenery and forests. Located in Danville Vermont just a few miles outside of St. Johnsbury near I-91 and I-93. The facility sits at the top of a vineyard with a 50 mile view of the white mountains.  There are  hotels and Sugar Ridge campground (www.sugarridgervpark.com) nearby.

This year  Penny hill will also offer classes for select dates (to be determined)  in the Jay Vermont area near Jay Peak.

Your instructor Gary is a certified NETC Instructor with years of experience as an arborist and instructor. His love and knowledge of trees and the outdoors is obvious as soon as you meet him. He has a gentle and humorous teaching style making his students feel right at home. This makes for an excellent learning/fun  weekend away.

 

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VT 2014 CLASSES

Both the Recreational class and the Tree Climbing for Arborist class are offered on the same days and for the same price. If you have a group or can't make these dates, call to check  for other date availability.


Recreational Tree Climbing Class   

The class is for those who wish to learn about the sport itself and be able to climb on their own.  The class lasts 1 ½ days and special arrangements can often be made if the posted schedule is not convenient. The first day starts off with the basic lessons about safety and technique and then after a climb in trees already set, it’s off to learn more about how to select the proper trees; how to throw and set the ropes; what sort of ropes and other equipment is needed; how to tie the proper knots etc.  The afternoon is spent practicing and the student is then sent home with some rope to practice on (sort of homework…but fun). 

The next morning, you get to use everything you learned, selecting the tree, throwing and setting the ropes and then tying the knots….then you climb the tree you prepared. We also go over the various equipment that is available throughout the arborist industry. 

Tree Climbing for Arborists Class

The class is for those who  want to work in the trees without ladders and bucket trucks.  The class lasts 1 ½ days and special arrangements can often be made if the posted schedule is not convenient. The first day starts off with the basic lessons about safety and technique and then after a climb in trees already set, it’s off to learn more about how to select the proper trees; how to throw and set the ropes; what sort of ropes and other equipment is needed; how to tie the proper knots etc , various methods to enter trees and move safely within the canopy are taught.  Additionally Students get to see and try the latest industry equipment for climbing that will allow them to  spend their time on the job efficiently. The afternoon is spent practicing and the student is then sent home with some rope to practice on (sort of homework…but fun). 

The next morning, you get to use everything you learned, selecting the tree, throwing and setting the ropes and then you climb the tree using the method you prefer. “


2014 CLASS DATES FOR BOTH CLASSES:

  • May 3-4,
  • June 7-8
  • July 19-20, 26-27
  • August 16-17
  • September 6-7, 20-21
  • October 18-19


Upon course completion a NETC certification card and certificate is issued.

$280 single or $250 per person for you and a friend. Dates shown  are flexible and weekdays are preferred and readily available upon request.

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Call: 1-860-836-1216

 


CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

Contact gary@newenglandtreeclimbing.com

Call: 1-860-836-1216

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