Youth Arboriculture Career Expo - Washington, D.C.

When: April 19-20, 2024 

Where: Gallaudet University - 800 Florida Avenue NE Washington, DC 20002

Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm REGISTER TODAY!

Are you a District high school student ready for an opportunity to earn and explore more in 2024? If so, join us at Gallaudet University. Learning about careers without limits and industries without boundaries is a smart way to wrap up spring break. Come and get some exercise, listen, learn, and earn community service hours assessing and surveying trees on the beautiful Gallaudet University campus. The Youth Arboriculture Career Expo - YACE, is DC's first outdoor career expo for students featuring an actual climbing competition and aerial rescue exhibition. Students will have an opportunity to learn new skills and reach new heights on both days.

YACE was formed to help increase industry awareness, workforce diversity, and overall growth. Students will connect with colleges and universities, meet arboriculture and horticulture educators, learn about urban forestry, participate in fun activities, engage in hands-on work experiences, compete in skill challenges, and view a climbing exhibition by climbing arborists.

Students will learn a basic understanding of tree biology and some of the latest professional tree-climbing techniques and can participate in supervised in-tree climbing. All climbing students will be required to wear appropriate clothing - long sleeves, durable and flexible pants, and ankle-high footwear. This opportunity is open to middle and high school students. The event will have a limited number of participants, so don't wait to register, now is the time to explore more in 2024. REGISTER today!

For more information, sponsor, or volunteer contact the YACE event coordinator at: 202-826-6314 or 

Special thanks to our Partners and Sponsors

Gallaudet University

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

SherrillTree and VSG - Vertical Supply Group

The Davey Tree Expert Company


Allegany College of Maryland

Montgomery College


Penn State University


Champion Arborist Brick Reilly

Tree Care Industry Association-TCIA


SherrillTree and VSG - Vertical Supply Group 

RSF Tree Care, LLC