Youths know the joy of climbing trees. Some know the pleasures of long hours spent just sitting, looking, and "getting away." As society become more urban, chances for doing this very much become more difficult.
TreeTops is a school and a promoter of tree climbing events and individual tree and equipment related experiences.
It may be affiliated with Tree Climbing USA, Abram Winters, Owner, P.O. Box 142062 Fayettesville, GA 707-487-6929 or Tree Climbers International, P.O. Box 5588, Atlanta, GA 31107 (404-377-3150)
We may be able to affiliate in some way with the climbers of a different sort, e.g., for example rappelling groups and cavers or rock climbers www.jrocc.com .
We may cater to groups and relate well to The Tours Group
We conduct special tours for trained people into wilderness and ancient forest areas.
We emphasize safety, first-aid skills, and fitness.
We encourage all ages to participate.
In some areas, we participate in placing nest boxes for raccoons.
We sell unusual photographs, texts, stories.
We form a membership, and on a web site show the number of climbs reported voluntarily by members. The site contains advertising, other material on Right Rural , meetings, special programs, and news about other groups.
We have an annual reunion and gain funds from advertisers of new equipment. Outfits suggests special clothing.
Development costs are $60,000 (salary, equipment, marketing). This proposed group is new and unusual. It can grow rapidly among highschool and college students and provide special opportunities for some handicapped people.
Perhaps you will share ideas with me about some of the topic(s) above .
Robert H. Giles, Jr.
July 3, 2005