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Hazard Tree Inspections course returns

  13/08/2018
Last Updated:  13/08/2018

Thursday 19–Friday 20 September 2018

Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling University

Following a highly successful debut, ‘Hazard Tree Inspections: A Practitioner’s Guide’ is returning to Scotland for a second round.

This practical two-day course is aimed at:

  • ensuring participants are aware of current accepted industry approaches to hazard tree inspection;
  • reviewing the significance of defect features and wood decay fungi;
  • working towards the collection and presentation of appropriate data and defensible feedback for submission in a professional report format; and
  • the creation of an online Google Map of surveyed trees – a practical exercise where you will use information collected during the course to produce a map report.

The course will be delivered by Chris Simpson, a Chartered Forester, Fellow of the Arboricultural Association, Member of the Expert Witness Institute, Lantra Instructor and City & Guilds assessor, who has over 30 years’ experience working in the industry. In the last 18 years Chris has concentrated on assessing the safety of urban trees and providing advice to landowners such as the Forestry Commission Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland and the Isle of Man government. Chris also provides expert witness reports for use in civil actions.

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