This course is an ideal introductory course for either those wishing to pursue a career in arboriculture or, more commonly, grounds maintenance staff who need to be able to recognise tree defects, levels of risk and appropriate measures (frequently to inform qualified arborists). It should be noted that this is not a professional arboricultural qualification and is primarily designed to assist organisations who have trees upon their estates to implement a tree management plan.
The course is split between classroom sessions and a walkabout and practical information gathering.
This is an interesting day for candidates who will come away with added confidence and knowledge and a Lantra certificate of attendance.
Anyone who is directly responsible for trees or is embarked upon a career in arboriculture should realistically be considering the professional tree inspection course.
This is a most excellent course which can be run once or twice a year depending on uptake. It is aimed at anyone with direct responsibility for trees in their professional life. As arborists ourselves we found it invaluable when quoting and advising on trees. Although more academic than the basic tree inspection course, arborists should have no real difficulties with the subject matter due to its familiarity in their work life and those who are not full-time arborists will be more than adequately guided through the course content by our first-rate instructor.
Topics covered vary from trees and the law, tree biology and mechanics and pests and diseases as well as actual report writing and recommendations. In the tree-report business this would be considered entry level.
There is written and verbal assessment on the third afternoon of this 4-day Level 3 qualification course.