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2. Tree Climbing USA

3. TCI

4. Gear

5. Books

6. Media Stories

7. Environmental Nonprofits



Global Organization of Tree Climbing is a worldwide umbrella organization which promotes the safe practice of recreational/experiential tree climbing. Our associated facilitators conduct climbers worldwide up into the crowns of trees, bringing wonder and connection to hundreds of thousands over the last 30 years. Please join the Global Organization of Tree Climbers, consider donating, or including its logo on your site.

2. USA

Abe Winter's site, and the home of his youth empowerment program.  Abe, master teacher and beard tender, is always ready with a story or "tall" tale of his tree climbing exploits.  Just allow plenty of time.

The site of Genevieve Summers and her tree climbing school in the north Georgia mountains.  If you haven't climbed with Genevieve, and marveled at the sight of her scampering along branches as she laughs and sings a happy tune, you haven't experienced one of the true joys of tree climbing.


The creation of Joe Maher, good friend and climber of swamp trees and rainforests.  His site's a great place to hang out, read about other tree climbers, and catch up on the latest news.


The home of Peter "Treeman" Jenkins and TCI.  Our esteemed founder, Peter is always quick with a laugh and the finest "woof" in the canopy.


Stop by the friendly environs of Dan House and cohorts; they're almost always up for a climb.  When not on rope, or snatching groups off the streets to come join him, Dan is busy working on any number of devices to make climbing easier and fun-er.

Arbor Quest 

Located in Michigan, Dennis and the boys have developed amazing programs for special-needs individuals and groups. 


3. International


Good Leaf Tree Climbing offers a unique opportunity to enjoy fantastic tree climbing in beautiful surroundings on the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.



  International contact for Instructors and Facilitators with map.


Online home for tree climbing gear. Got started back in 2006 with a simple idea: It should be easy to shop online for arborist supplies and tree climbing gear. They work with manufacturers across the world, closely watching the development of new tree care products and tree climbing equipment to help you take care of trees safely and efficiently. 


WesSpur Tree Equipment Company also provides equipment and support to the recreational/technical tree climbing community.


Recreational tree climbing equipment.  Company and community dedicated to supporting and growing recreational tree climbing.

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Premier arborist supply house with a full range of equipment, and a supporter of recreational tree climbing.   


5. Books 

Hanging out with SHADY Characters by Abram Winters. This great collection of tree climbing “stories, essays, poems, songs, thoughts and pictures” belongs on everyone’s book shelf and makes a great gift.

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Remarkable Trees of the World, by Thomas Pakenham.

Trees Visual Guide

Trees: A Visual Guide, by Tony Rodd and Jennifer Stackhouse


The Baron In The Trees, by Italo Calvino.

Woodcutter's Guide

The Good Woodcutter's Guide: Chain Saws, Woodlots, and Portable Sawmills, by Dave Johnson.

 by Jeff Jepson - A "must have".

Hidden Forest

The Hidden Forest: The Biography of an Ecosystem, by Jon R. Luoma.

6. Media Stories

CBS Sunday Morning - Transcript of the original story on Peter, Patty and others.

Greeley Tribune article.

The New York Times - 2005 article on Harv, Tree Climbing Colorado and recreational tree climbing. 


7. Environmental Nonprofits

Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.


The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) is a nonprofit, professional membership association dedicated to experiential education and the students, educators and practitioners who utilize its philosophy. 

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education. CAEE works to ensure everyone in Colorado has an opportunity to learn about the environment where they live. We value inclusiveness and welcome everyone to the field of environmental education.

The Pachamama Alliance is connecting indigenous wisdom and modern knowledge for a just, sustainable, and thriving world.

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