Labour Weekend Arboriculture Festival

Jerry Lynch is planning a celebration of arboriculture in Dunedin over Labour Weekend, October 2010. The activities will include a tree climbing exhibition by Otago Polytech Arb students, the Arborists Ball and an advanced splicing workshop and testing at Otago Polytech. This weekend is not to be missed!

Saturday 23 October: Dunedin Tree Climbing Competition and Exhibition, Museum Reserve, Great King Street, Dunedin. 8:00 am start and $20.00 per entry (register with Jerry Lynch)

Saturday 23 October:
Arborists Ball, Ozone cafe, Harbour Terrace. 7:00 pm start, entry fee $60.00 per person

Sunday 24 October: Splicing Workshop, Otago Polytech L Block. Experience splicers only and bring your own fids - rope will be supplied. 9:00am start. $60.00 per person.

The numbers to this workshop will be limited. Participants should have some experience with the splicing of double braid and 16-strand ropes. This workshop is not intended as a teaching session for first-time splicers.

Menno Kluiters and Jelte Buddingh will lead the splicing workshop.

All splices produced during the workshop will be tested on Cookes Dunedin testing rig. Splices must be equal or better than the control splices to be eligible for an attendance certificate.

Attendees at the splicing workshop should gain valuable knowledge regarding the correct splice for each particular type of rope used in an arborists climbing system.

Jerry says: "please do not get confused between splicing for one's own climbing system and splicing for other peoples climbing systems".

For more information contact Jerry Lynch or visit the NZAA website:
Mob: 021 735 575
After Hours: 03 465 2340

Download the Labour Weekend Arboriculture Festival flyer here or follow the event updates on Facebook.

Sponsors of the Labour Weekend Arboriculture Festival include the NZAA, Otago Polytech and NZHITO

This information was kindly provided to Treetools by Jerry Lynch.
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