List of Courses

ArbAC Preparation Workshop

This regional event is open to all Contractors with an interest in the ARB Approved Contractor Scheme (attendees can qualify for a 25% discount on the initial assessment fee.)

Dates/Venues

 09/07/2019

 Brandon, Suffolk

 07/08/2019

 Stonehouse, Glos

 18/09/2019

 Buckfast, Devon

 09/10/2019

 Sandbach, Cheshire

 13/11/2019

 Tonbridge, Kent

 04/12/2019

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

Arboricultural Knowledge

A one-day 'signposting' course to help arborists improve their understanding of arboriculture's wide range of knowledge topics: tree ident, physiology, pruning, decay, biomechanics and much more.

Dates/Venues

 13/08/2019

 Staffordshire

 22/10/2019

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

Aspiring Registered Consultants Day

Considering Becoming a Registered Consultant?

 

The Arboricultural Association is pleased to announce the launch of a new free to attend Aspiring Consultants Day.

With many professionals taking the step into consultancy, being able to demonstrate your standard of knowledge and experience, and your ability to practise as an arboricultural consultant in the most complex situations sets you apart from the field.

Dates/Venues

 02/10/2019

 Peterborough

Course Fees

Basic Tree Survey and Inspection

A one-day Lantra Awards accredited course for those who want to obtain the skills and know-how that will enable them to recognise basic hazards and report onwards.

If you are looking to take your first step in Arboricultural training, this is the ideal course for you.

Dates/Venues

 18/06/2019

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 16/07/2019

 Staffordshire

 06/08/2019

 York

 17/09/2019

 Leicester

 29/10/2019

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

BS3998: 2010 Tree Work - Recommendations

This is an opportunity to better understand ‘your’ industry standard, will help you stay ahead of the competition and improve your tree work management advice and recommendations.

Dates/Venues

 01/07/2019

 Preston, Lancashire

 08/10/2019

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

BS5837: Tree Surveying and Categorisation

The course is aimed at any person, in any industry, involved in undertaking or reviewing BS5837 reports.

Dates/Venues

 23/07/2019

 Ilminster, Somerset

 12/11/2019

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

CAVAT Tree Valuation System Template

Hosted by Chris Neilan this branch new branch event is not to be missed. Capital Asset Valuation of Amenity Trees (CAVAT) was developed by Chris Neilan and the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) in 2008 and is regarded as one method of tree valuation in the UK

Highlights of CAVAT are-

  • Tree officers need monetary values for amenity trees
  • CAVAT is a trunk formula valuation method adjusted for tree health and function
  • CAVAT valuations adjust for human population density to account for all potential beneficiaries
  • Compensation for damaged public trees has been secured using the Full Method
  • Quick Method has informed urban forest succession planning and resource allocation.

The overall aim is to give participants confidence in their use of CAVAT. The course will follow the successful pattern used previously, with 4 sessions.  Session 1 addresses the background to valuing trees, and sets CAVAT in the context of alternative approaches to valuation. Session 2 will look at the method in detail, with visual examples.  Session 3 will be practical, with group discussion of examples at or near the venue, and then a group valuation exercise.  The final session is used to moderate that exercise, and give a final opportunity for Q/A

An informative and engaging day, book your place now. 

Dates/Venues

 27/09/2019

 Port Talbot, Wales

Course Fees

Climate Change – Building Resilience in the Arboricultural Sector

The workshop is designed to be suitable for any arboricultural professional, including Local Authority Tree officers, Arboricultural Consultants and Contractors and Landscape Architects.

It may also be useful to professionals of other disciplines such as loss adjusters and engineers to gain a modern understanding of the likely impact of climate change, focussed on the urban tree environment.

Dates/Venues

 15/10/2019

 Wokingham, Berkshire

Course Fees

Cornwall Branch Summer Seminar with Duncan Slater

Cornwall Branch AA are proud to announce the details of their latest seminar. We will be hosting Dr. Duncan Slater who will be talking to us about his latest research on Tree Fork and Natural Brace Assessment and Cornwall will be the first place to host this up to date presentation in the UK that incorporates some of his ‘Trees Over Time’ images. 

Dates/Venues

 19/07/2019

 Bodmin

Course Fees

Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry

Recent changes to Forestry Commission policy recommend those who work in the Forestry industry attend training which includes additional topics relevant to the risks and nature or their work.

  • Severe bleeding
  • Crush injury
  • Hypothermia
  • Lyme Disease

The Wales branch are providing this course with a highly qualified tutor from Real First Aid and Welsh company that operated across the country. Real First Aid believe in scenario based training. "We chose the company name "REAL First Aid" for a reason.  The best way to learn is to do it and the best way to do it is as realistically as possible.  All of our courses take the theory out of the classroom and provide opportunities for candidates to apply knowledge and skills in realistic, work-related scenarios to develop true understanding."

Don't miss this opportunity to get your first aid training up to date. 

Dates/Venues

 06/09/2019

 Llanarthne, Wales

Course Fees

Getting To Grips With Subsidence

A specialised one-day course for Tree officers, Arboricultural Consultants, Contractors and other arboricultural professional who may be required to manage subsidence cases, as well as give well-informed advice. 

Dates/Venues

 05/08/2019

 Bristol

Course Fees

Intermediate Tree Inspection

This 2-day course bridges the wide gap between the Basic Tree Survey & Inspection (BTSI) and the Professional Tree Inspection (PTI) courses.

With instructor-led sessions and theory-based presentations, you’ll be guided through the various stages of tree inspection, risk assessment and other tree management procedures. You’ll gain practical experience, receive one-to-one feedback and discover the latest techniques and innovations in the industry.

You’ll also meet other tree inspectors in similar situations and roles  and get the chance to ask questions in a supportive and relaxed environment.  

PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IS A NON-RESIDENTIAL COURSE Hotels are available nearby. 

Dates/Venues

 16/07/2019

 Hitchin, Hertfordshire

 10/09/2019

 Staffordshire

 01/10/2019

 Preston, Lancashire

Course Fees

Introduction to Soils

This course is designed to give a solid introduction to soils, especially urban soils, so that all those working with trees in urban settings can be more confident about using and specifying soils for a range of purposes.

It will demystify soils for arboricultural professionals and give delegates some simple yardsticks for decision making involving soils and their management.

Dates/Venues

 01/07/2019

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

Professional Tree Inspection

This three day (non residential) course is designed for experienced arboriculturists who are entrusted to make the right decision regarding tree safety issues. 

The well respected course is Lantra Awards accredited and those who are successful in the exam will be awarded with a certificate of achievement. 

Dates/Venues

 22/07/2019

 Warwickshire

 19/08/2019

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 04/11/2019

 Bristol

Course Fees

Professional Tree Inspection Refresher

Are you looking to sharpen your skills in professional tree inspection?

This one day refresher course is perfect for those who have previously attended the Lantra Awards 3-day course and need to keep up to date with the ever changing thoughts and policies surrounding tree survey and inspection. 

Dates/Venues

 19/09/2019

 Warwickshire

 20/11/2019

 Leicester

Course Fees

Professional Tree Inspection Retake

A retake of the Professional Tree Inspection exam.

Only available to previous Professional Tree Inspection course candidates.

Dates/Venues

 24/07/2019

 Warwickshire

 21/08/2019

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 06/11/2019

 Bristol

Course Fees

Risk Assessment for Commercial Arboriculture

This one day course will deliver a comprehensive guide for practical arborists and managers to ensure a safe environment that will meet the requirements of the law and many insurers.

Manual and CD included.

Dates/Venues

 14/08/2019

 Bristol

 23/10/2019

 Staffordshire

Course Fees

Scottish Branch Summer Seminar

Scotland Branch AA is proud to announce their latest training event. We will be hosting Jeremy Barrell. As the Managing Director of Barrell Tree Consultancy www.barrelltreecare.co.uk, Jeremy is one of Britain’s leading planning and legal tree management practices. He has been involved in six of the 11 civil cases relating to harm arising from tree failures that have resulted in written judgements in the last two decades.

Dates/Venues

 21/06/2019

 Edinburgh

Course Fees

Social Media Dos and Don’ts

There’s no rule book when it comes to social media – but there are some best practices that are proven to get results. There’s also a lot of mistakes! This is The Associations first ever live webinar! This is an online course with an evening time slot for your convenience. 

Chartered marketer and independent consultant Luan Wise will share what’s happening in the world of social media in 2019 and talk us through some examples, so we can learn what works, and what not to do.

 

Dates/Venues

 10/07/2019

 ONLINE

Course Fees

Subsidence Investigation Workshop

This workshop is an extension of the  'Getting to Grips with Subsidence' course. 

If you are a Tree officer, Arboricultural Consultant, Contractor or an arboricultural professional this workshop is designed with you in mind.

Dates/Venues

 24/09/2019

 Wokingham, Berkshire

Course Fees

Thinking Arbs Day

Simply looking at trees- where else can 50 brains with 50 opinions discuss trees, from 1,000 years old to an organic nursery and the first forest soil reserve in the world?

Dates/Venues

 06/07/2019

 Windsor

Course Fees

Tree Pests, Diseases and Fungi

This hands on course is ideal for tree work contractors and others who need to identify and diagnose tree pests, diseases and fungi as part of their regular work.

Dates/Venues

 31/07/2019

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 16/10/2019

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

Undertaking Aerial Inspections

Simon Cox and Paul Melarange deliver this new hands-on training course. A one-day workshop offering practical training and demonstrations in the use of new AA Guidance Note 11 Aerial Inspections - A guide to good practice.

Dates/Venues

 19/09/2019

 Wokingham, Berkshire

Course Fees

Valuing and Managing Veteran Trees

With some trees ageing into the thousands its important to understand the unique way in which to value and manage these impressive trees. 

This course is open to anyone, in any profession, who has a keen interest in Ancient and Veteran trees.  

Dates/Venues

 30/10/2019

 Leicester

Course Fees

Wales Summer Trees and Fungi Seminar

Trees and Fungi – An Informal walk and talk around the grounds of Clyne County Park by Teifion Davies on the relationship between Trees and Fungi. Teifion has worked at Clyne Gardens for many decades and he has always had a very keen interest in Trees and Fungi.

Dates/Venues

 14/09/2019

 Swansea

Course Fees

Western Branch Seminar

Western Branch AA is proud to announce their latest training event. We will be hosting Jeremy Barrell giving his blockbuster talk on Tree Risk, if you missed it in Cornwall it will now be running in Devon. As the Managing Director of Barrell Tree Consultancy www.barrelltreecare.co.uk, Jeremy is one of Britain’s leading planning and legal tree management practices. He has been involved in six of the 11 civil cases relating to harm arising from tree failures that have resulted in written judgements in the last two decades.

Dates/Venues

 25/07/2019

 Buckfastleigh

Course Fees