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Valuing and Managing Veteran Trees




Jim Mullholland

6 hours

Places Available

1 day ( 9.00 - 16.30 approximately) 

Exc. VAT Inc. VAT

Course Objectives:

When you have completed this course you should be able to do the following:

1. Give a definition of a veteran tree that is of importance for biological or heritage value.

2. Explain why trees can live so long

3. Describe how and where roots grow and why they are important

4. Undertake a simple survey of a veteran tree in the field

5. Assess where management is likely to be appropriate for old trees or their surroundings


Who is the course aimed at?

The course is aimed at any person, in any industry, with an interest in trees.

This course will provide basic level information on valuing and managing veteran trees.


This course entitles you to CEU's see this link 

Course Content:


Definition of a veteran tree and their value for cultural history and biodiversity

Field visit to look at veteran trees

Importance of roots and the management of the land around veteran trees

Management of veteran trees exercise and an introduction to pruning

Protection, legislation, questions and summary of course


Facilities/Equipment required 



Please bring suitable clothing for outdoor and indoor sessions


Course Materials

Course hand out





Arboricultural Association Certificate of Attendance


Refreshments and lunch are provided

Module Pre-requisites:


Terms of Cancellation or Amendments to details

  • We reserve the right to cancel courses and refund applicants if there is insufficient demand.
  • A FULL charge will be applied to any booking cancelled less than 10 working days before the event.
  • A £30 administration charge may be applied to changes made to bookings that have been received and acknowledged.

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