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Urban Forestry seniors Dan Cohen and Chris Pineau placed first in national tree climbing competition

Posted: April 8th, 2009

Chris Pineau competes in the throwline event at the PLANET Student  Career Days Event, while Dan Cohen (in background) offers  encouragement.Urban Forestry seniors Dan Cohen and Chris Pineau (both STK ’07) placed first among 37 teams at the national Student Career Days Tree Climbing Competition hosted by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), surpassing the second place team by 14 points. Chris and Dan finished in second place last year, so their victory in 2009 was especially sweet. Brian Kane, Massachusetts Arborists Association Asst. Prof. of Commercial Arboriculture, commented, "Chris and Dan have repeatedly demonstrated their climbing skills, and I’m really glad their hard work and perseverance paid off."