On Belay! Charlotte Arborists Association's Annual Tree Climbing Competition Takes Place This Weekend

 On Belay! Charlotte Arborists Association's Annual Tree Climbing Competition
                           Takes Place This Weekend

Husqvarna sponsored event Saturday and Sunday at Freedom Park

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 12, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --What better way to spend a
beautiful spring weekend, than watching Charlotte's best tree climbers? Free
to the public, the Husqvarna-sponsored Charlotte Arborists Association's
Annual Tree Climbing Competition takes place on Saturday, April 13^th from 8am
to 5pm, and Sunday, April 14^th from 9am to 4pm at Freedom Park, 1900 East

The competition will feature 70 arborists from North Carolina, South Carolina
and other parts of the United States and as far north as Canada, competing for
the 2013 CAA Tree Climbing Champion title. The winner will also receive a
Husqvarna 550 XP® saw, with finalists receiving Husqvarna prize packs
consisting of saws, gear and safety apparel.

Each arborist's skills will be challenged across five preliminary events,
judging them on both timing and execution. The top scorers from Saturday will
move on to compete for the Championship, held on Sunday. Throughout the
competition, the arborists will demonstrate proper technique and equipment
used in tree care and safe working practices.

"Arborists spend their lives climbing up and down trees in order to preserve
their health and beauty, and this event is a fun and engaging way for these
professionals to showcase their skills, raise awareness for the industry,
collaborate on techniques with their peers and focus on safe practices within
the arboriculture industry," said Jim Parello, Director of Marketing,
Husqvarna USA. "We encourage Charlotte area residents to come to Freedom Park
this weekend and check it out."

Saturday's activities will include a free Fun Climb, which allows for the
public to try out their own climbing skills. Sponsored by Arborguard Tree
Specialists, the Fun Climb gives kids and adults alike the chance to try tree
climbing with professionals.

For more information, visit www.caa-nc.org

About Husqvarna
The Husqvarna Group is the world's largest producer of outdoor power products
including chainsaws, trimmers, lawn mowers and garden tractors. The Group is
also the European leader in consumer watering products and one of the world
leaders in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone
industries. The product offering includes products for both consumers and
professional users. The Group's products are sold via dealers and retailers in
more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2010 amounted to SEK 32 billion, and the
average number of employees was approximately 15,000.

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Media Contact
Lauren Knox, Ketchum, 404.879.9157

SOURCE Husqvarna Group

Website: http://www.caa-nc.org
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