Arboriculture Canada will hold a training clinic at the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC Jan. 26–28, 2010. The Technical Rigging Clinic is a special opportunity for arborists to be part of a historical tree removal to occur at the world famous Butchart Gardens. This three-day clinic has been reduced in cost and there is only a short time period to get registered. It will be an opportunity to be part of a technical rigging work project from start to finish.
“I have had the unique opportunity of being able to look after an ailing arbutus tree for the last 20 years,” said Rupert Evans, head arborist at Butchart Gardens. “Sadly this 80-year-old tree, admired by millions of visitors worldwide, has finally succumbed to the fungal attacks that have been slowly killing it branch by branch over the last two decades.
“Within a matter of hours this once beautiful tree will be reduced to firewood chunks to be forgotten. This is when I began to think of what positive element could be retrieved from such a negative event. So the thought of an educational workshop was born. Why not make this a learning opportunity for other arborists to benefit from and raise some money for tree research,” Evans added.
The cost for three days is $495 plus GST, payable to Arboriculture Canada and is due by January 15. All profits will be donated to the Canadian Tree Fund.
For more information, visit http://www.arborcanada.com/courses/Technical-Rigging-Clinic-Butchart-Gardens/ or call 877-268-8733 to register by phone.