Canopy Research - Working at Height in Forests
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Forests provide some of the highest levels of biodiversity on the planet offering huge potential for research and exploration.

Access to the canopy has always proved an obstacle and over the past 5 decades kept scientists and explorers occupied in trying to find most efficient, cost effective and scientifically compatible method possible.

Climbing is an affordable, mobile and low impact method to gain access to the forest canopy.  Advancements in equipment and technical knowledge over the past 50 years have opened up opportunities to not only access but work safely and efficiently in these environments.

Sylvana Alta provides trained professionals from both rope access and arboricultural to manage and carry out safe and successful work at height.  Whether you want to collect your own data and climb every tree yourself or remain firmly on the ground Sylvana Alta will provide experienced personal, training, information and guidance for any part of your project.

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  • Climbing in the worlds tallest rainforest for the Big Canopy Campout 2018 Day three in the Borneo rainforest and despite officially being the dry season, it was raining, hard. Under the blanket of wet and noise a rope access supervisor, tree climbing instructor, arborist, wildlife......

  • Cruickshank Botanical Gardens, Aberdeen University. A veteran beech tree, autumn colours & a hammock makes for a great way to end this years Tree Climbing for Research Training Courses in the UK. The Cruickshank Botanical Gardens has to be one of the most incredible venues......

  • Marburg University Researchers Send Good News from the Rainforest. Back in July of this year three female researchers from the University of Marburg undertook the four day Introduction to Tree Climbing for Research course.  With little to no prior climbing experience there was a lot......