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Bats and Arboriculture: An Introduction for Arborists


Donington, Derby


Jim Mullholland

6 hours

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Course Objectives:

Knowledge of the wildlife legislation affecting tree work is an essential requirement for professionals. This course aims to demystify this complex topic by walking participants through industry guidance and highlighting a simple step-by-step approach to undertaking bat assessments of trees. By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic bat biology.
  • Identify the legal restrictions placed on tree work by legislation covering bats.
  • Undertake a staged assessment of trees prior to work commencing.
  • Identify and select suitable tools to assist the assessment, and recognise when these can and cannot be used.
  • Recognise the limits of your professional knowledge and skills, and know when to seek additional help.


Course Content:

  • Introduction to bats, the law and industry guidance
  • Scoping surveys and recognition of Potential Roosting Features
  • Secondary inspections
  • Use of endoscopes and other survey tools
  • Where to go for help and emergencies
  • Field visit

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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