Professional Tree Inspection Training course, Lantra Professional Tree Inspection Course

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Professional Tree Inspection Course Lantra ITA

Our Lantra three-day course aims to provide specific tree inspection training at an advanced level for competent arboriculturists. This will enable you to identify defects from ground level, from a climbed inspection or inspection aided by the use of a Mobile Elevated Working Platform (MEWP)*.

This professional tree training course will train you in how to specify the necessary remedial works and record the inspection process; this would then form a part of a defensible system.

At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment directly related to tree inspection. The course is not aimed at covering report writing; however, presentation of findings will be examined and advice given.

*Tree climbing and use of MEWP will not be required during the course

Who is it for?

In order to be considered for this course, you must be an experienced and qualified arboriculturist with an in-depth knowledge of plant and arboricultural science. This will need to include a thorough knowledge of wood decaying fungi, identification and interpretation of signs and symptoms of ill health and structural failure across a wide range of tree species and circumstances. You will also need to be thoroughly experienced in carrying out tree inspections and surveys.

You will be professionally involved in arboriculture – specifically tree inspection.

Course content

  • The legal framework
  • Basic inspection
  • The tree
  • Visual tree assessment
  • Principal fungi decay organisms
  • Mechanical symptoms of defects
  • Tree inspection equipment
  • Data recording
  • Making and writing remedial actions
  • Hazard evaluation
  • Introduction to decay detection and measuring equipment
Professional Tree Inspection (3 days) Course

Course summary

  • Title: Professional Tree Inspection (3 days)
  • Cost: £500 plus VAT per person to include Registration, Assessment and Certificate. (resit £250 plus VAT)

    Prices may vary depending on location and/or numbers.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Pre-requisites: Qualified Aborist
 

Learners will require...

  • Learners should bring with them outdoor clothing, including a ‘Hi-viz’ jacket or waistcoat, as there will be a number of practical tree inspection exercises over the three days
  • Pro-forma record sheets
  • Binoculars
  • Mallet and probe
  • Diameter tape
  • Height measuring device (Hypsometer, clinometer and so on)
  • Packed lunch
 

This is a Lantra ITA course

This means the training and assessment is carried out during the course by your instructor. You will receive both a certificate of training and an ID card (if you provide a photo!) This method saves time and is usually cheaper although the level of training is identical to Independent Assessment.