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Tree Trimming School

Monday, September 25, 2023 - Friday, September 29, 2023   Add to Calendar Eastern Standard Time

Registration Deadline September 11, 2023


The Tree Trimming School is designed to enhance the attendee’s knowledge of the following topics: OSHA regulations on line clearing, ANSI standards, tree top rescue, personal protective equipment, chain saw and pole circular saw safety, minimum approach distances, knot tying, removing limbs hanging over single and three-phase conductors and trimming around energized conductors.


  • Proper Pruning Techniques
  • Tree Risk Assessment
  • Tree Identification
  • Chain Saw Safety
  • Knot Tying
  • Tree Equipment Safety (Trucks/ Chippers)
  • Climbing and Working in Trees
  • Tree Top Rescue
  • Distribution Voltage Identification
  • Understanding Trees
  • Safe Work Practices

This school is not intended to certify an individual as outlined in (a) (2) (vii) of the 1910.269 Electrical Power Generation Transmission and Distribution Standard.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS Students are required to bring the following:

  • Required PPE (hard hat, work gloves, rubber gloves and protectors, ANSI Z87 safety glasses, work boots)
  • Climbing Tools (Tree Gaffs only)
  • Climbing Boots
  • Climbing Rope
  • Chainsaw Chaps
  • Rain Gear
  • Bucket Harness and Lanyard
  • FR long-sleeve shirt(s)
  • Latest Edition of the APPA Safety Manual

Students are encouraged to bring a clean pair of shoes to wear inside the classroom. Students who are physically restricted to participate will be dismissed. Those with damaged or defective equipment will be dismissed.


  • Monday: 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.


  • Members: $799
  • Associate Members: $1149
  • Non-Members: $1699


CANCELLATION POLICY: If a course is cancelled by ElectriCities, all registrants will be notified with a full registration fee refund. Participant Cancellation and No Shows: A non-refundable registration fee will be charged for cancellations after the deadline of September 11, 2023.

INSTRUCTOR: Nick Whitley


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