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Natural Awakenings Milwaukee Magazine

Adult Tree Climbing Classes for Mental and Physical Health

Jun 01, 2023 12:00AM ● By Natural Awakenings Milwaukee
“People continue to search for ways to get outdoors for physical activity and to connect with nature,” explains Curt Andrews, owner and master instructor at Treetop Explorer. The board-certified Master Arborist has been professionally climbing trees for 27 years. “Interest in our tree-climbing programs has grown every since we started in 2016.”

Treetop Explorer has expanded its Beginning Tree Climbing Two-Day Class offerings in response to public interest. Classes are appropriate for both individuals that are interested in recreational climbing, as well as those seeking to broaden their skillset for work in the tree care industry.

The classes take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m and are for ages 18 and up. The summer class schedule includes the following dates: June 10 and 11, July 15 and 16, September 2 and 4, October 21 and 22, and November 11 and 12. Equipment is included, and a manual is provided to beginning tree climbers. Mornings will be held inside in the training center and afternoons will be spent outside climbing trees.

“Research shows that tree climbing provides tremendous physical fitness benefits and also has been shown to reduce feelings of depression and anxiety,” explains Andrews. “Tree climbing is an exciting and energizing way to detach from the stresses of your day, find peace and establish new connections to yourself, nature and others.”

Cost: $525. Location: 620 Maple Ave., Waukesha. For more info, call 262-894-4949, email [email protected] or visit