The Urban Tree Alliance had the opportunity to participate in a fun tree-related event recently. The Dane County Parks Dept. hosted a Harvest Moon festival at Lake Farm County park. Included in this event was a kids’ tree climbing activity. In collaboration with Dane County Arborist Adam Alves and several other area arborists we helped about 150 kids ascend up into a Norway maple and move around in the tree. It was a lot of fun to see how brave the kids were and how much they enjoyed experiencing a new vantage point–though many of them claimed to have climbed this high in trees before. The event will happen again next year so bring your kids out then or to a similar event held at the Vilas Zoo around Arbor Day.