Introduction to Evaluating Trees for Hazards

About the course

Tree care specialists are continually required to assess the condition of trees and to make professional judgements on the hazard potential. Landowners and Managers have a "Duty of Care" for any damage caused by trees on their property and Arboriculturists are often called upon to provide advice. The course aims to enable a tree inspector to identify defects from ground level and make decisions on how to proceed further with the inspection process. Give necessary advice on remedial works, go through the recording process and make a decision. The course is not aimed at covering report writing as this is a level 3 qualification. No prior knowledge or experience is required but is recommended.

This course provides an introduction to the techniques and equipment that may be used to assist tree hazard analysis from the simplest of tools to advanced decay detection equipment.

The course is a one day intensive workshop at Myerscough College comprising the following elements:

Safe Practices Legal Framework,

Duty of Care,

Tree owners responsibilities and managers/ Inspectors professional duty,

Statute Law,

Government advice Tree Biology,

A dynamic living organism Mechanics (Body Language of Trees)

Right Tree in the Right Place VTA (Visual Tree Assessment) Hazard rating systems,

ISA or QTRA (Quantitative Tree Risk Assessment Fungi, CODIT and identification

Recording information, surveys to individual assessments, proforma's

Strength loss calculations Equipment, from VTA to advanced Decay Detecting Equipment

Additional Information

As part of this course will involve a walk around the college grounds, please bring strong footwear and outdoor clothing

Candidate Quote

"Fantastic enthusiastic tutor"

PS - Rossendale, Lancashire

Arboriculture at Myerscough

Myerscough introduced the UK’s first Foundation Degree, the first Honours Degree, the first online Degree and, most recently, the first Masters Degree in Arboriculture. We have a highly experienced team of staff who are well regarded in the industry and regularly deliver training and seminars to those working and researching the subject. The College boasts fantastic arboriculture facitilities and is home to the purpose built National Centre for Arboriculture, a state of the art teaching facility for the subject.