THE TEAM

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Valentin Dresely
  • Date of birth: 21st of January 1979
  • Professional tree climber since 2004
  • Located in Southern Germany
  • Languages : German and English
  • Qualifications:
    Diplom Forstwirt (Master of forestry science)
    Fachagrarwirt Baumpflege (german tree worker certificate)
    Baumpflegespezialist mit eidgen. Fachausweis (swiss tree worker certificate)
    Certified instructor for climbing courses for Arborfaktur tree climbing school
    Certified tree climber for seed harvest in Germany
    International member of the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture)
    Officially authorized examiner for the Fachargarwirt at the LVG Heidelberg
Valentin Dresely

“Trees are one of the most fascinating life forms on the planet. Working with and climbing in trees makes my life more interesting and satisfying. Getting to know their great variety and sharing this experience is why I’m part of this project.”

Kike Castro
  • Date of birth: 21st of January 1978
  • Professional tree climber since 2006
  • Located in Spain ( catalunya)
  • Languages : Catalan, Spanish and English
  • Qualifications:
    European tree worker certificate by the European Arboricultural Council
    City and Guilds, NPTC___
    CS 30 chainsaw maintenance and use
    CS 31 tree removal
    CS 39 use a chainsaw with the harness
    CS 38 Tree climbing and aerial rescue
    Several courses about tree climbing techniques, tree removal, aerial
    Rescue in trees, tree biology, tree arquitecture, ….
    Member of the workshop Arquitecture in trees and other, tropical plants ( French Guyana,
    professor Francis Hallé ) taking samples from trees using tree climbing techniques.
    Member of the Asociación Española de Arboricultura
Kike Castro
Valentine Alt
  • Date of birth: 14th of January 1989
  • Professionnal tree climber since 2012
  • Located in French Guyana
  • Languages : French, English and Spanish
  • Studies : DEUG in Biology ; Professionnal Licence in « forest and environment »
  • Qualifications:
    Have been working in severals scientifics projects as treeclimber in french Guyana.
    (Research organism : CNRS, CIRAD, UMR ECOFOG, Antwerpen University, ONF,
    Biotope …)

”Their is still so much to discover about life in trees. Getting closer to their secrets is a great privilege that I have as tree climber and that I like to share with people who want to know more about the mysteries of trees and what surrounds them.”

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