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?
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.