Basic Tree Inspection

Course Information

To enable course members to : 
State the legal and safety implications of hazardous trees
Maintain your own health and safety while carrying out Basic Tree Survey and Inspection
Recognize hazardous trees
Determine level of risk
Decide on an appropriate course of action
Collect and maintain adequate information
Recognize your own limitations

This one-day course aims to provide specific tree survey and inspection training at a basic level for contractors, highway engineers, tree wardens, grounds maintenance staff, rangers and other persons of a non-arboricultural background or with limited arboricultural knowledge, to allow them to identify obvious defects from ground level and then to report their finding to a line manager.

Who is the Course For?
Any persons employed as local authority highway inspectors, forestry, woodland or arboricultural employees, estate or park rangers, farmers and other landowners or their employees who may have a responsibility for trees in the course of their work. Additionally, this course may be useful for those who work with trees in a voluntary capacity.

Pre-requisites There are no pre-requisites.

Duration/Format 1 day

Instructor/Trainee Ratio
Max: 1:14 Min: 2

Course Content
Risk Assessment
Legal Framework
Tree Surveys
Tree Inspections
Tree Hazard Assessment
Determining the scope and limits of the survey
Parks, gardens, woodland
Hazardous trees
Methodology – what to look for
Recording pro-formas
Survey / inspection exercise