Although the International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) has expanded through the years, Davey’s support as the event's premier sponsor contributes to the event in several capacities to this day. “For 17 years, Davey has sponsored the ITCC as a tribute to working arborists and the safety-based culture in which we support,” says Sandra Reid, vice president of corporate communications and strategic planning administration.
The 2015 ITCC, also the 39th international competition, occurred in Tampa, Florida, in March—separate from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Annual International Conference for the first time.
“At ISA, we like to view change as an opportunity for improvement,” says Jim Skiera, executive director of ISA. “We focused on expanding the 2015 ITCC activities and developing new ones that would engage attendees, increase public awareness and create an ‘ISA experience.’”