Dan Whelan

Full Name: Dan Whelan


Where do you currently live? Prees, Shropshire


Company Name: Whelan Tree Service


Field of expertise (arboriculture, forestry, carver etc): Arboriculture


How Long have you worked in this industry? 9 years


Favourite climbing system?

Rope wrench and hitch


What is your favourite tree?

Individual tree would be a rowan that was planted by my parents when i was born. Favourite species would be snake bark maple. 


Highest tree you have climbed? 

Approx 140ft


What is your hidden talent?

Good question, i think it must still be hidden


When you’re not climbing trees what are your other interest/hobbies.?

My main hobby has to be Pole climbing. I have competed for around 8 years after going to the shows with my grandad who started his climbing career at 65 eventually retiring at 84. I am the 3x world champion and hold the record at 8.84 seconds. I have also started to compete in axe chopping competitions with the Welsh axe men.