Certified Taiwanese tree climber to host tree climbing camp

Focus Taiwan
Date: 01/23/2020
By: Chiang Yi-ching and Chang Hsiung-feng

Photo courtesy of Hsu Ren-han

Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) Hsu Ren-han (許荏涵), the first woman in Taiwan to be a "Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist" will host a female-only tree climbing camp in Taiwan this year.

Hsu, who obtained her certification from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) in 2017, told CNA that she hopes the camp, which is set to be held in March, will inspire more women to join her unique, albeit rather obscure, profession.

Born in 1994, Hsu majored in Chinese education at Taipei-based Ming Chuan University when she climbed trees for the first time at a scout event.

Though the experience of climbing up the tree using ropes and a harness left her dizzy and with blisters on her hands, Hsu fell in love with the challenge, and decided to pursue arboriculture as a profession.    [FULL  STORY]

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