Training & Events

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The Arboricultural Association offers around 100 training courses per year for arborists and tree surgeons. We aim to raise standards of education and knowledge across the industry through our events and training activities. All courses and events are open to members and non-members, and there’s something for everyone, from professional arborists and environmentalists to those with an interest in trees.

Members can benefit from up to 35% discount on arboricultural training courses at all levels, covering everything from basic tree inspection skills to Arboricultural consultancy.

We also provide bespoke training courses and workshops tailored to suit all companies, associations and organisations; from English Heritage to Network Rail - please contact training@trees.org.uk

List of Courses

ArbAC Preparation Workshop

This FREE regional event is open to all Contractors with an interest in the ARB Approved Contractor Scheme (attendees can qualify for a 25% discount on the initial assessment fee.)

Dates/Venues

 06/06/2018

 Newport, South Wales

 11/07/2018

 Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

 08/08/2018

 Chelmsford, Essex

 19/09/2018

 Seagrave, Leicester

 10/10/2018

 Winchester, Hampshire

 07/11/2018

 Tonbridge, Kent

 05/12/2018

 Buckfastleigh, Devon

Course Fees

Arboricultural Knowledge

A one-day 'signposting' course to help arborists improve their understanding of arboriculture's wide range of knowledge topics: tree ident, physiology, pruning, decay, biomechanics and much more.

Dates/Venues

 31/05/2018

 Brandon, Suffolk

 15/11/2018

 Penkridge, Staffordshire

Course Fees

Aspiring Registered Consultant Day

An opportunity for experienced arboricultural consultants to explore the AA Registered Consultant scheme on this one-day free course. 

Dates/Venues

 30/05/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

Course Fees

Basic Tree Survey and Inspection

A one-day Lantra Awards accredited course for those who want to obtain the skills and know-how that will enable them to recognise basic hazards and report onwards.

If you are looking to take your first step in Arboricultural training, this is the ideal course for you.

Dates/Venues

 19/06/2018

 Warwickshire

 24/07/2018

 Ilminster, Somerset

 22/08/2018

 Staffordshire

 03/10/2018

 York

Course Fees

BS3998: 2010 Tree Work - Recommendations

This is an opportunity to better understand ‘your’ industry standard, will help you stay ahead of the competition and improve your tree work management advice and recommendations.

Dates/Venues

 16/10/2018

 Preston, Lancashire

Course Fees

BS5837: Tree Surveying and Categorisation

The course is aimed at any person, in any industry, involved in undertaking or reviewing BS5837 reports.

Dates/Venues

 13/11/2018

 Ilminster, Somerset

Course Fees

Climate Change – Building Resilience in the Arboricultural Sector

The workshop is designed to be suitable for any arboricultural professional, including Local Authority Tree officers, Arboricultural Consultants and Contractors and Landscape Architects.

It may also be useful to professionals of other disciplines such as loss adjusters and engineers to gain a modern understanding of the likely impact of climate change, focussed on the urban tree environment.

Dates/Venues

 21/11/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

Course Fees

Decay Detection Equipment Seminar

Cornwall Branch AA is proud to announce their latest training event. We will be hosting Sorbus International Ltd who will be giving a short presentation and a practical demonstration of some of their decay detection equipment including:

  • PICUS equipment – PICUS 3, TreeTronic 3, TreeQinetic, TMS 3, IML microdrills (specifically the latest Resi-PD),
  • Haglof GEO measurement devices,
  • BITE tree infusion system,
  • Tree Pans & Bio Security.
  • Haglof DPII computer callipers.

This is a free event which includes a free pasty lunch and it will be informative and interesting. Places are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment. 

Dates/Venues

 27/06/2018

 Near Truro, Cornwall

Course Fees

Hazard Tree Inspection Course – A Practitioner’s Guide

A two day bespoke course aimed at those actively involved in hazard tree inspections or those looking to progress a career in arboricultural consultancy.

Dates/Venues

 19/09/2018

 Stirling, Scotland

Course Fees

Method Statements for Commercial Arboriculture

Method Statements are an essential part of planning, ensuring that work proceeds in a safe manner. They also show prospective clients that you operate a professional business and capable of undertaking work in a safe manner.

Dates/Venues

 31/05/2018

 Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

 03/07/2018

 Ilminster, Somerset

Course Fees

Professional Tree Inspection

This three day (non residential) course is designed for experienced arboriculturists who are entrusted to make the right decision regarding tree safety issues. 

The well respected course is Lantra Awards accredited and those who are successful in the exam will be awarded with a certificate of achievement. 

Dates/Venues

 12/06/2018

 Newport, Wales

 14/08/2018

 Guildford, Surrey

 25/09/2018

 Warwickshire

 06/11/2018

 Brandon, Suffolk

Course Fees

Professional Tree Inspection Refresher

Are you looking to sharpen your skills in professional tree inspection?

This one day refresher course is perfect for those who have previously attended the Lantra Awards 3-day course and need to keep up to date with the ever changing thoughts and policies surrounding tree survey and inspection. 

Dates/Venues

 27/11/2018

 Staffordshire

Course Fees

Professional Tree Inspection Retake

A retake of the Professional Tree Inspection exam.

Only available to previous Professional Tree Inspection course candidates.

Dates/Venues

 14/06/2018

 Newport, Wales

 16/08/2018

 Guildford, Surrey

 27/09/2018

 Warwickshire

 08/11/2018

 Brandon, Suffolk

Course Fees

Risk Assessment for Commercial Arboriculture

This one day course will deliver a comprehensive guide for practical arborists and managers to ensure a safe environment that will meet the requirements of the law and many insurers.

Manual and CD included.

Dates/Venues

 20/09/2018

 York

 31/10/2018

 Newport, Wales

Course Fees

Safety & Health Awareness Day for Arboricultural Contractors

This event is a collaboration between the AA and HSE, and is open to arboricultural contractors and clients procuring arboricultural services.

Want to attend for free? A limited number of free places are available for arborists who join the AA or for existing members who recommend a friend or colleague to join.

Dates/Venues

 04/07/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

Course Fees

Subsidence Investigation Workshop

This workshop is an extension of the  'Getting to Grips with Subsidence' course. 

If you are a Tree officer, Arboricultural Consultant, Contractor or an arboricultural professional this workshop is designed with you in mind.

Dates/Venues

 18/09/2018

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

The Hollow Tree – Arboriculture

The second of two, one-day events exploring how decay communities have co-evolved with trees and how professionals can make realistic judgements about tree safety. This day is designed for professional arborists.

Dates/Venues

 07/07/2018

 Windsor, Berkshire

Course Fees

The Hollow Tree – Conservation and Wildlife

The first of two, one-day events exploring how decay communities have co-evolved with trees and how professionals can make realistic judgements about tree safety. This day is designed for conservationists and wildlife professionals.

Dates/Venues

 06/07/2018

 Windsor, Berkshire

Course Fees

Tree Pests, Diseases and Fungi

This hands on course is ideal for tree work contractors and others who need to identify and diagnose tree pests, diseases and fungi as part of their regular work.

Dates/Venues

 26/06/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 20/11/2018

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

Undertaking Aerial Inspections

Simon Cox and Paul Melarange deliver this new hands-on training course. A one-day workshop offering practical training and demonstrations in the use of new AA Guidance Note 11 Aerial Inspections - A guide to good practice.

Dates/Venues

 05/07/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

Course Fees

Valuing and Managing Veteran Trees

With some trees ageing into the thousands its important to understand the unique way in which to value and manage these impressive trees. 

This course is open to anyone, in any profession, who has a keen interest in Ancient and Veteran trees.  

Dates/Venues

 24/10/2018

 Warwickshire

Course Fees