Tree climbing has its ups and downs

High up in one of Georgia’s live oaks, Lucas Drews of Woodland Tree Services in Rockford reaches out to ring a cowbell during February’s North American Tree Climbing Competition held in Savannah, Ga.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Tree climbing has its ups and downs, but for Lucas Drews, 29, of Rockford’s Woodland Tree Services it seems the sky’s the limit! Representing the Arboriculture Society of Michigan (ASM) in the recently held North American Tree Climbing Competition (NATCC) in Savannah, Ga., Lucas placed first in a field of […]

Rockford arborist an international champion

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT—Lucas Drews competes in the work climb event. The Rockford arborist enjoys his work so much he is a frequent competitor in world-class events.

by M. SOLLE Rockford has turned out its fair share of elite athletes over the years, and now we have one more to add to the list. He may have even been at your home before, but you didn’t even know it. Lucas Drews is an elite, internationally ranked professional tree climber. Not a sport, […]