Arboriculture and Mobility & Strength Training with Kirsten Locke


Episode 118: Meet Kirsten Locke, who works in and around trees in the field of Arboriculture. Arboriculture may be an unfamiliar term to many in the Challenge Course field, but after listening to today’s conversation, you’ll have a newfound appreciation and understanding of this unique field focused on trees. If you have a course built in trees, or even if you don’t, you will easily connect to the state of “flow” that climbing and outdoor experiences provide. 

Kirsten’s positivity for the work and community in which she works is inspiring. These are some highlights of the conversation with host Phil… 

Topics and Questions Presented in This Episode 

  • How did you enter the field?
  • What is the role of an Arborist?
  • Similarities between Arboriculture and Adventure Education communities
  • Tips on how to protect your body using mobility and strength training

Additional Resources

TICA Tree Expo- Tree Care Industry Association

Book Reference: “Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One” By Dr. Joe Dispenza

Kirsten on Instagram – @brave.roots

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Currently, we have 3 job opportunities open at High 5 Adventure in our Brattleboro, VT office. As Phil mentioned in this episode, some new openings are coming soon.