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Post by Bosque » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:06 am

Let your children climb
and fall in love with a tree
Making their own world

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Post by pattyjenkins1 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:23 am

"Let your children climb
and fall in love with a tree
Making their own world"

Here at TCI we frequently tell people that once a kid climbs a tree, they never look at trees the same way again. Sad to say, we get infrequent calls from mothers who wonder what to do when nosy neighbors tell them to haul their kids out of a tree because it's "dangerous" to climb. The New Yorker in me tells them to "suggest" to the neighbors to mind their own business, and send their kids back up into the branches. Happy to say that a great many of the parents who bring their kids to us for an introductory rope-and-saddle climbing experience tell us that they climbed trees themselves as children. Of course. In my view, "dangerous" or not, it's a rite of passage.
Patty Jenkins
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Tree Climbers International, Inc.
Get High / Climb Trees

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Re: Aspirations

Post by dbhguru » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:21 am

Hi Patty,

Good message.

I totally understand. Climbing up into a tree can change one's association with that great life form for ever.


P.S. Happy New Year!
Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder, Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

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