Seattle Met Magazine, June 21, 2010 - "Up in the Air " by Matthew Halverson Read about the power of new perspectives as New Tribe's Viola Brumbaugh takes a reporter on his first tree climbing adventure.
The Japan Times Online, Sept 5, 2007 - "High times away from summer's heat" by C.W. Nicol Here's a bright story about Tree Climbing Japan's John Gathright, some special kids, and more science proving why the woods are good for you.
Forest magazine, Fall 2007 - "Learning the Ropes" by Melissa Bearns
Melissa Bearns looks in on Tree Climbing Northwest as the springboard for another discussion of recreational tree climbing. She also introduces Ascending the Giants, the quest of two Portland arborists, Brian French and Will Koomjian, to climb the champion trees of the US. Their goal is
to raise awareness of the importance of trees and their sensitive ecosystems, and to promote
recreational tree climbing as a positive low impact way of interacting with trees.
Wend, August 2007 - "Guided by Treehuggers" by Melissa Bearns
If you don't know this magazine, do check it out. Independent and real, it's full of energy for outdoor adventure. Melissa Bearns' story is an overview of the growth of recreational tree climbing. See www.wendmagazine.com.
National Geographic Adventure, May 2007 - "The Forest in the Sky"
Author Richard Preston shares the thrills of ascending the old pines of Scotland's Glen Affric with his family.
The Wild Trees, released April, 2007. Richard Preston's remarkable book about climbing with canopy researchers in the Coast Redwoods.
The New Yorker, October 9, 2006 - "Tall for its Age" Richard Preston joins the canopy researchers to climb the tallest tree.
The New Yorker, February 14 & 21, 2005 - "Climbing the Redwoods" Richard Preston, the notable author of
The Hot Zone and other writings about science in our times, has entered the Coast Redwoods with biologist/canopy researcher Steve Sillett to reveal the unexpectedly complex and beautiful world of life that abides high in the tallest, oldest trees. This story is the first glimpse Preston gives us of what is to come in his book The Wild Trees. It transformed our notion of what is possible in canopy life. Visit Preston's website -- he's posted more about treeclimbing, including an impressive photo gallery.
RADIO! NPR's Morning Edition - "Climbing Big Trees to Understand Them" with Ketzel Levine aired August 26, 2004
Backpacker, September 2004 - "Monkey Business" article by Tom Clynes
The story isn't available online, but if you can get your hands on this issue you'll be glad to check out the other stuff in this outdoor-lovers' publication. Tom Clynes "dances with trees" in north Georgia with Genevieve Summers and catches the spirit of tree climbing.
Esquire, September 2004, The Restless Man - "Climbing Giant Trees", article by James Vlahos
You can access this story online on MyWire and download it for $2.95. This is an article with attitude, that features Scott Altenhoff and the Pacific Tree Climbing Institute at a breathtaking location on the Oregon coast.