This practical 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 and working towards the collection and presentation of appropriate data and defensible feedback for submission in a professional report format along with the creation of an online“Google Map” of surveyed trees.
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 land owners such as Forestry Commission Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, Isle of Man Government etc. Chris also provides expert witness reports for use in civil actions.
Although Day 1 and Day 2 are designed to complement each other, it is not mandatory to attend both days. A certificate of attendance will be issued on completion for either the first day or the two days and the course is eligible for CPD. Presentations will be made available for download.