Kazutaka Hinata

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Climbing champ urges deeper understanding of forestry

Jul 27, 2014

Climbing champ urges deeper understanding of forestry

Japan’s tree-climbing champion wants to deepen people’s understanding of the forestry industry and promote techniques for climbers to practice tree care in a safe manner. Hideharu Matsuoka is an “arborist” — someone who spends a lot of time in trees as part of his ...