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Hackfalls Arborcamp 2012 this weekend!

Hackfalls Arborcamp 2012 this weekend!

Richard Tregoweth - Monday, November 19, 2012


Photographs by Treetools shot at the 2011 Hackfalls Arbor Camp.

Hackfalls Arbor Camp 2011 set the bar very high indeed - now it's time for Hackfalls 2012 - the first of the summer arbor camps! (see last years blog post here). Another year has rolled around and 'Hackfalls' is on the calendar again - this weekend in fact.

A combination working bee/camping/arb camaraderie experience, the Hackfalls Arbor Camp is not to be missed.

'Hackfalls' organizers Mark Randall (ArborCare Gisborne) and Rossy Ross (Pro Climb) and world champ Scott Forrest (Legends Foundation) have advised Treetools the format for the weekend will follow last years successful formula.

There is plenty of varied work needed at the arboretum; pruning, dead wooding, dismantling and removal - whatever takes your fancy, there is something for everyone and all skill levels.

As is typical of kiwi arbor camps there is also plenty of time for sharing ideas and experimenting with different systems and equipment; rigging and climbing.

Basic camping facilities are available or, for the less-hardy, you can take a bunk in the shearers quarters.

It's a self catering affair with a social BBQ on Saturday night organized by the ArborCare crew.

This is a family weekend so bring along the kids and your kayak if you have one; there's a sizable 'lake' to keep the kids occupied.

Hackfalls Arboretum is a working sheep and cattle station; sorry, no dogs allowed.

The weather forecast is for sunshine and more sunshine in Tinaroto this weekend… so no excuses on the camping front… making the trip to Gisborne even more worthwhile (for those aerial arborists out-of-region).

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