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If you go: Tree climbing

The following groups and individuals run tree-climbing classes, courses , or adventures :

Tree Climbing Adventures in Eastern Massachusetts are offered by Andrew Joslin (andrew@47custer.com) and Paul Bucks (bucks.javanet@verizon.net).

New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Parkway

718-817-8747; www.nybg.org

One-day class in spring and fall, three-day class in early summer.

Dancing With Trees Alto, Ga.

706-778-8847

www.dancingwithtrees.com

Classes year-round by appointment, including private guided climbs ($125 per person, maximum two people); Intro to Tree Climbing ($250 minimum for groups of up to 10); B&B in the Treetops ($235 per person); basic course ($450 ), facilitator's course ($850 ), and single- rope technique course ($400 ).

Tree Climbers International Atlanta

404-377-3150

www.treeclimbing.com

Introductory climbs twice a month ($15 per person); basic course ($450 ); rigging course ($225 ); facilitator's course ($750).

Tree Climbing USA Fayetteville, Ga.

770-487-6929

www.treeclimbingusa.com

Basic course ($400) once a month ; beyond the basics ($300); facilitator's course ($375) .

Tree Climbing Colorado 303-526-2904

www.treeclimbingcolorado.com

Introductory climbs ($25) and a basic course ($450).

Arbor Quest Unlimited www.arborquest.org

Based in Bloomfield, Mich. , this non profit organization runs guided tree-climbing trips for people of all ability levels, but specializes in working with those who have disabilities.

Tree Climbing Northwest Grants Pass, Ore.

866-223-3371

www.treeclimbingnorthwest.com

Half-day guided climbs ($125; $225 for two; four hours); basic course ($450), rigging course ($200), single-rope course ($250), facilitator's course ($750); public and private tree-climbing adventures ($12-$20 per person); ZZZs in the TreeZ overnight ($200 for one; $300 for two); candlelight dinner in the trees ($350 for two); and Tree Week, a weeklong camp ($900 ).

Pacific Tree Climbing Institute

Eugene, Ore. 866-653-8733

www.pacifictreeclimbing.com

Guided climbs using single-rope technique ($200-$250); private instruction ($65 per hour); treetop camping ($500-$550) .

Kansas City Tree Climbers Club Kansas City, Kan.

913-432-6411

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