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Getting to grips with Subsidence - ONLINE




Martin Dobson

6 hours

Places Available

1 day ( 9.30 - 16.30 approximately) 

Exc. VAT Inc. VAT

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course attendees will be able to: 

  • Describe the principal issues involved in tree-related subsidence 

  • Explain the mechanisms of tree-related subsidence 

  • Explain the legal framework  

  • Identify different types of investigation and their appropriate application 

  • List types of evidence and explain their interpretation 

  • Describe the application of appropriate management principles 

  • Explain evidence requirements on Tree Preservation Order (TPO) applications 

  • Describe the relevance of risk prediction and assessment 

Course Content:

This course will provide delegates with the necessary information to provide well-informed advice and manage tree-related subsidence cases. This classroom-based course will cover the following: 


Introduction and background to tree-related subsidence 

Legal framework 

How insurance claims are generated 

Engineering solutions 

Types of investigation – desktop, monitoring, soil analysis 

Evidence types and interpretation 

Application – decision making and management 

Risk assessment / risk prediction 


 Who is the course aimed at? 

Any arboricultural professional that are required to advise upon or manage tree-related subsidence cases. 


Materials provided:

Copy of Powerpoint pdf



Arboricultural Association attendance certificate



Module Pre-requisites:

Experience working within the arboricultural industry or allied disciplines concerned with subsidence.

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.

For all course bookings outside the UK and Europe, please email training@trees.org.uk