Tree Care Training in Scotland

Tree Care Training in Scotland

Arboricultural Association training is back in Scotland; whether you’re a tree care professional or have a keen interest in trees there’s something for everyone. Here are a few of our upcoming courses available to book.

The Association is a charity & the largest institution in the UK for tree care professionals with over 3000 members. We’re here to support everyone who works with and cares about trees.

Scotland Branch presents: Scotland’s Arboreal Heritage

Scotland’s Arboreal Heritage

With the Arboricultural Association Scotland Branch

18 May 2022
Dunkeld

This special one-off event will take a deeper look at some of Scotland’s most valued heritage trees. We’ll delve into everything from management approaches and historic background to environmental relevance and protections, before a guided tour of Dunkeld’s world famous heritage trees.

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Basic Tree Survey & Inspection

Basic Tree Survey & Inspection

30 May 2022
Stirling, Scotland

This is a perennially popular 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.

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Hazard Tree Inspection - A Practitioner's Guide

Hazard Tree Inspection - A Practitioner's Guide

19 July 2022
Stirling, Scotland

The two-day 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 35 years’ experience working in the industry. In the last 22 years Chris has concentrated on assessing the safety of urban trees and providing advice to land owners such as Land & Forestry Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, Tilhill, Scottish Woodlands, etc. Chris also provides expert witness reports for use in civil actions.

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