Course Detail

Arb Knowledge




Simon Cox

6 hours

Places Available

1 day ( 9.00 - 16.30 approximately) 

Exc. VAT Inc. VAT

Course Objectives:

To enable you to:

Describe the range of subject areas in modern arboriculture

Recognise the level of knowledge necessary to work at a professional standard

Explain the principles of tree identification, physiology and biomechanics

Identify requirements for correct pruning practices

Describe the range of tree decay fungi, pests and diseases

List legal requirements, including tree protection legislation

Explain the environmental topics affecting arboriculture

Follow up relevant topics through further training and other sources of information and advice



Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone working within the arboricultural industry that has not benefitted from formal, academic training

Suitable for those preparing for AA Approved Contractor status

Potential delegates for the Professional Tree Inspection course, to guide their knowledge base to an appropriate level

Those wanting to advance their arboricultural knowledge as part of their career progression

Those entering the industry


This course entitles you to CEU's see this link 

Course Content:

Course content

Tree identification

Tree physiology

Tree pruning practices

Principal decay fungi, pests and diseases

Tree biomechanics

Tree protections (TPOs, conservation areas, planning conditions, felling licences)

Trees and Common Law

Trees on development sites

Trees and buildings

Trees and wildlife/ecological issues

Sources of further help and advice


Materials provided:

Comprehensive workbook with course notes

List of references and sources of help and advice arranged by topic



Arboricultural Association attendance certificate


Refreshments and lunch are provided

Module Pre-requisites:

Experience working within the arboricultural industry is desirable but new entrants will also benefit from this course as an introduction to the subject.

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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