Kiwis win at Green Thumbs - 5th Sep 2010

Green Thumbs is an annual contest for landscape workers held in Singapore. This year’s event saw over 150 practitioners from all aspects of the green industry taking part.

The premier event for practical arboriculture was the Singapore Tree Climbing Championship.

Brett Moir a Telford Diploma graduate and Singapore based New Zealander won the Singapore section with Drew Bristow a New Zealand based climber winning the international section.

The Singapore Tree Climbing followed the same rules and format as the international competition and saw climbers pit their skills in tasks such as Work Climb, Aerial Rescue, Throwline, Belayed Speed Climb and Secured Footlock. Organisers were pleased with the success of the event as it will pave the way for Singapore to host the Asia Pacific Tree Climbing Championship in June 2011.

The two Kiwi’s competed against climbers from Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore to win their respective sections. It was a great opportunity to demonstrate the quality and skills of our trainers and establish yet again that the New Zealand climbers are world leaders.

Drew also met with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Singapore Mr Teo Chee Hean, and was able to discuss and demonstrate various tree access techniques.

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