Groundzone’s Paul Connolly Places Second In Tree Climbing
Press release: Groundzone tree care (www.groundzone.co.nz)
For immediate release
Groundzone Tree Care’s Paul Connolly Places Second In Tree Climbing Competition
Groundzone tree care congratulates all the competitors in this year’s Waikato-Bay of Plenty Regional Tree Climbing Competition, hosted by the New Zealand Arboricultural Association (NZAA – http://nzarb.org.nz).
The event was held in mid- September in the Hamilton gardens and is a competition which attracts arborists from all over the region who come to test their climbing skills in five different events. The events are:
Aerial rescue - A simulated rescue of an injured tree climber, safely and quickly.
Throw line - A test of the arborists accuracy throwing a light line with a weight attached. The line is thrown over specially marked limbs high in the tree, and a climbing rope is then installed in the tree with the line.
Work climb - A test of the arborists speed and agility climbing around a large tree, and performing various tasks.
Speed climb - A test of the arborists speed, climbing vertically up an upright tree with many side limbs, much like climbing a giant ladder!
Foot lock - A test of the arborists speed, climbing vertically up a suspended rope, without touching the tree, or using ascending equipment.
Groundzone are fully qualified arborists providing tree care services for property owners in the Waikato so understand the rigours and demands of the competition only too well. Owner Nathan Hughes says that Paul’s success is no surprise. “Paul has been with Groundzone tree care services for three years and we’ve always received really positive comments about his dedication and commitment to the job, so it’s no surprise to us to see this reflected in his success at the regionals. And congratulations have to go out for a well-deserved win by Noel Galloway”.
Paul will be joining the top few contestants from each region in New Zealand for the National tree climbing competition in Queenstown. This will be held in October this year in Queenstown, and promises to be a great day out for the entire family. For more information on the event go to http://nzarb.org.nz . You can read more about Groundzone at their website, www.groundzone.co.nz.