- Background to tree assessment and why it is necessary
- What makes a tree sufficiently important to be a material constraint in a development context?
- A new evolution complimenting the BS method – a quick review of the method going through the stages and a rapid look at each category
- Examples and preparation for field exercise
- Group discussion using selected trees to illustrate the assessment method, with a focus on how to manage trees that do not fit neatly into one category or the other
- Putting the theory into practice – delegates will visit and assess a series of sample trees ready for further discussion in the classroom
- Discussion of tree assessment results using images of each tree to go through delegate reasoning and what we would suggest as an appropriate categorisation
- Analysis of difficulties that arise from subjective assessment and mechanisms for resolving conflicts/difficult assessments
- Tree constraints as a design tool using tree categories to show how categorisation can assist in the design process
- Using plans to simplify complex information in an engaging and useful format
- Summing up and questions
Note: This course introduces an examination of BS 5837 methods of tree categorisation, and explores enhanced ways to provide consistency of implementation. The Arboricultural Association does not formally advocate the use of 'TreeABC' but suggests you consider its application in comparison to the existing BS 5837 approach. Make up your own minds. At the very least, those that have attended the Spring 2016 series of these workshops should come away reminded of some things they'd forgotten, alerted to aspects they had never thought about or reassured they are doing a job comparable to other professionals.
Facilities/Equipment required - Delegates:
- Boots, outdoor clothing for all weathers
Course Materials provided:
- Course hand out in the form of a take home manual
- Notepad - Pen
- Arboricultural Association attendance certificate
Course will include some outdoor practical sessions (please bring suitable clothing for indoor and outdoor sessions)
Refreshments and lunch are provided.
In association with
It is expected that delegates will understand, and have experience of, BS5837 (2012).