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The 2012 Utah Tree Climbing Championship was fantastic!

Friday, June 1st, 2012

We had an amazing group of competitors this year. CONGRATULATIONS TO:


Master Challenge Climb Winners

1st – Mark Malmstrom, Total Tree Care
2nd – Nick Bleckert, Trees Inc.
3rd – Johnny Dallinga, Trees Inc.
4th – Chad Morgan, Trees Inc.

Five Individual Event Winners

Aerial Rescue – Mark Malmstrom, Total Tree Care
Belayed Speed Climb – Desmond Grogran, Trees Inc.
Footlock – Johnny Dallinga, Trees Inc.
Throw Ball – Chad Morgan, Trees Inc.
Work Climb – Nick Bleckert, Trees Inc.

To review the final scores, please go to our website at and look in the Latest News section.

There was an article in the Standard Examiner about the tree climb and it is available at

A very sincere thank you to all the climbers, judges, volunteers and sponsors – your hard work and dedication provided an outstanding tree climbing event!

The Urban Wood Initiative

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

What is Urban Wood?

Urban wood is derived from trees that have grown in an urban setting such as an incorporated town or city. The large number of tree removals in cities and towns across the country becomes necessary for a host of reasons: Storm blow-downs, natural mortality, severe insect and disease damage, construction activities, and many other circumstances can change an urban tree from an asset into a liability. Tree removal is a growing dilemma for most municipalities across the U.S. The number of urban trees needing to be disposed of is staggering and is a very costly process for city managers and solid waste disposal operations. There are hundreds of species of trees growing in the various municipalities of the US. These trees often grow to great size and can produce lumber of very high quality and wonderful character. Unfortunately they are very hard to process into lumber. They are of irregular shape and size and the lumber tends to warp and twist as it dries. This is why little effort is made to utilize Urban woods.

Click on the link to download the entire PDF document of Urban Initiative Newsletter.

Utah Tree Climbing Competition

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Here is a video from a while back about a tree climbing competition Mark Malmstrom, owner of Total Tree Care, competed in. The skills Mark and his crew use every day are applicable to these competitions. Watch for a short interview clip with Mark at about the 2:25 point.

Total Tree Care’s New Website

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Welcome to Total Tree Care’s new website. Thank you for looking at our new home on the Web.