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About


Climber : Trainer

Consultant  

Researcher : Volunteer  

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About


Climber : Trainer

Consultant  

Researcher : Volunteer  

Brian French is a skilled climber with a broad range of arboriculture related experience and certifications, such as CA, CTW, and Tree Risk Assessor. Practicing for over 18 years in Oregon and abroad. Dedicated to and contributor of cutting edge research for a better understanding of trees and safer work practices for arborists worldwide.

Certified Arborist # PN-2786A

Tree Risk Assessor # CTRA 670

North American Training Solutions Trainer 

First Aid and CPR current, American Red Cross

Brian French, Curriculum Vitae 



Ascending the Giants

Ascending the Giants Film Trailer

Brian French is co-founder and President of Ascending the Giants. ATG is a non-profit organization that produces an ongoing series of expeditions to measure the largest tree of each species. These trees are called Champion Trees. The group then showcases these specimens as a means to increase knowledge of their existence, their ecological importance to our forests and use them as 'ambassadors of all trees' to engage the community. Documentation is archived in the state registry at www.ascendingthegiants.org

 

 

 

Interview with Pro Photo Supply

Meet Brian and Will, the founders of Ascending the Giants, a Portland-based non-profit organization working to measure "champion trees" in Oregon and the U.S. Photography and video play a key role in their work, allowing them to share their adventures with a much wider audience, and educate people about the diversity of life in our forests as seen from the tops of the world's tallest trees.

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To understand

the forest, we must

first understand

the tree. 

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To understand

the forest, we must

first understand

the tree. 

Incense cedar state champion, located in the Red Butte Wilderness, OR. 

VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Oregon Champion Tree Registry, State Coordinator Since 1940, the goal of the program has remained: to preserve and promote the iconic stature of these living monarchs and educate people about the key role that these remarkable trees and forests play in sustaining a healthy environment.

Oregon Community Trees, (State Advisory Board), Board Director The mission of Oregon Community Trees is to promote healthy urban and community forests through leadership, education and awareness and advocacy. 

Portland Urban Forestry Commission, Commissioner The Urban Forestry Commission advocates for the urban forest, advances the public conversation and advises the City of Portland. 

PNW-ISA, Education Coordinator The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture's mission is to foster a greater appreciation of trees and promote the professional practice of arboriculture through education, research and technology. 

Portland Heritage Tree Program, Chair Heritage Trees are trees that have been formally recognized by City Council for their unique size, age, historical or horticultural significance.

 


Illustrations and Works by Brian French

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