Alabama Tree Climbing competitors coming to Foley


BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) – The Alabama Urban Forestry Association (AUFA) will host the Alabama Tree Climbing Competition in Foley starting October 16.

AUFA council member and tree climbing organizer Josh Rutherford explains how the competition works.

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“Climbers are judged according to a set of rules that focus on safety, skill and creativity,” Rutherford said. “Spectators are welcome and encouraged to take part.”

The tree climbing competition begins October 16 at 8 a.m. and continues as a master challenger on October 17 at 9 a.m., according to a press release from Foley Sports Tourism.

The event is free and takes place at the Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermans Market (CAFFM).

The climbing event coincides with the AUFA annual conference, which educates residents about the safety of pesticides and vegetation management, according to the press release.


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