Tree-Related Training Courses

Tree-Related Training Courses

Elliott Consultancy Ltd provide training courses tailored to meet the specific tree-related requirements of an organisation.  Both of the company directors have previous educational lecturing experience and have delivered training courses and professional update seminars to a variety of organisations, such as the North York Moors National Parks Authority and the Royal Town Planning Institute.

We are able to provide seminars and/or training on a variety of subjects such as Tree Risk Management, Trees within Planning and Development, and our Tree Inspector Course, which is outlined below.

Certificates of attendance can be supplied, if required, for inclusion within continuing professional development (CPD) records.

Please contact us for more information.

Tree Inspector Courses

This course is aimed at non-Arborists with an interest in trees, whether through their employment or voluntary work.  Our Tree Inspector Course provides an understanding of tree inspection methodology with the aim of allowing the identification of obvious hazards within trees, but also covers areas such as legal obligations, implications and planning of inspection regimes, recording keeping and risk assessments.

These courses are typically run over 1-5 days depending on the level of detail required.

A basic format could include most of the following with specific targeting to particular areas at the guidance of the client.

Outline objectives of course

Role of a tree inspector
What attendees can expect to gain from the course

Legal Considerations

Legal implications of tree inspections
Legal framework
Recent case histories

Tree Identification

Species characteristics – why is it important?
Tree Identification books
Species Identification keys
Identification methods (single characteristics)

Tree Inspections

How to inspect a tree: Form from a distance. What to look for (signs and symptoms) – indications of potential problems.

 Equipment Required for Basic Inspections

An overview of the equipment that might prove useful during an inspection e.g. binoculars, knife etc

Strategic Planning, Zoning, & Timing

The benefits of a strategic approach
Explanation of the zoning concepts
Timing for surveys
Record keeping and future audit

 Risk Assessment (tree specific) Methodologies

Matheny & Clarke
Quantified Tree Risk Assessment

 Data Collection

What to collect, how much detail is required?
Pro-forma data collection sheets

Practical Session

Inspections of both healthy and hazardous trees, in groups and individually (depending on site)