Natural State Tree Climbing Championship


Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC) is pleased to host the competition, Natural State Tree Climbing Championship (NSTCC). NSTCC is the 2nd annual competition where climbers of all skill levels can learn the latest in safety and climbing techniques and have their professional skills tested.

Where: MacArthur Park, 601 E. 9th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas.

When: Saturday, May 4 at 7:00 AM and Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Preliminary Events: Saturday – test competitors’ skills

Master’s Challenge: Sunday – highest-scoring competitors compete in the Master’s Challenge

Competitions: Throwline, Open Ascent, Work Climb, Aerial Rescue, Master’s Challenge. See Schedule of Events below.

Spectators: Come to our family-friendly outdoor event. Bring your lawn chairs and watch amazing tree care professionals compete! There is no cost for spectators.

Competitors’ Registration: $100. Competitors must complete and submit a Competitor Registration form (see below) to AUFC with cc to David Raines. The $100 registration fee may be paid on Eventbrite (click on Tickets) or by check made payable to AUFC. See the Competitor Registration form below for details.

Deadline: Registration will be closed after April 19 or when there are 40 registrants.

Volunteers – Volunteers with no ties to contestants are needed as judges and technicians for the competition. See Judge and Technician Volunteer Event form below.

Lodging:  Information about lodging at a discount rate will be posted soon.

Sponsorship: Opportunities exist for monetary donations and/or gear and prize donations to be used in the competition. A sponsorship form is below.

Questions: Questions about the championship (competition, volunteers, sponsorship)? Contact David Raines.

Questions about registration, invoicing or receipts? Contact AUFC.

Partners: As of February 19: Arkansas Agriculture Department, Arkansas Forestry Commission, Raines Tree Care, Tree Gorilla, Arkansas Urban Forestry Council.

Competitor Registration and Event Release Form

Judge and Technician Volunteer Event Release Form

Sponsorship Form

Schedule of Events

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors:

Adventure Subaru | Airship Coffee | Archer’s Tree Care | @Height | Bemis Tree Farm | Bold Spring Nursery | Buckingham Mfg. Co., Inc. | Carroll Electric | City of Bentonville | Cultivated Threads LLC | Davey | DMM | Nabholz| Pinnacle Arborist Supplies | Raines Tree Care | Teufelberger | Tree Climbers LLC | TreeStuff |Truewerk| U of A Monticello School of Forestry & Natural Resources | Vermeer MidSouth | Wes Spur Tree Equipment, Inc. | West Tree Service

Copyright © 2019 Arkansas Urban Forestry Council