This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to Tree Survey and Inspection to candidates with limited knowledge.  You will learn how a tree functions and reacts to external pressures, and develop a fuller understanding of the signs and symptoms a tree may present, to help you carry out a competent and meaningful inspection. The course will introduce the topics below and will enable candidates to develop a sound knowledge base, which will form the basis of further reading, understanding and if wanted, formal qualifications, such as the Lantra Professional Tree inspection.

The course
3 days

Certificate (on successful completion of coursework)
City and Guilds Level 3 Forestry and Arboriculture – Unit 314.

What should you bring to the course?
Candidates should bring with them, outdoor clothing, and footwear suitable for practical outdoor work. Also a hard hat, and Hi Vis vest or similar- if you have one. Tea & coffee – provided, but bring your own packed lunch. Bring any Tree ID or similar books of your own, as you may find them useful for reference

What the course covers:

  • Tree Health – recognise signs of ill health
  • What does a Tree need to Grow?
  • How does a Tree Grow?
  • What affects Tree Growth?
  • How does a Tree Respond?
  • Why Inspect Trees?
  • Safe Practice/Insurance
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Tree Inspection Process
  • Tree Inspection Exercise
  • Decay Detection Equipment

Further Information:
The course is part classroom theory and part field exercises, -nothing too strenuous -walking and measuring.

A workbook is provided and candidates are encouraged to take notes.

Candidates are not expected to buy specialist books for this course; a range of the most appropriate and useful books will be available for study and for use during the course, so that you can decide which are most appropriate for further study. For anyone hoping to attend the full Lantra Professional Tree Inspection later on, the instructor will advise you how to prepare.

All trainees must be over 16 years of age and in good health.
Persons with certain ailments or on certain medication may not be able to take part in the practical sessions

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