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Managing Tree Protection during Development


Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


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1 day (09.30 - 16.00 approximately) 

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Course Objectives:

On this site visit we will look at and evaluate:

1. Tree protection fencing,
2. Site hoarding,
3. The Root Bridge system used
4. Installing paths with cellular confinement systems near trees. The method followed here closely follows the AA Guide to Good Practice for the Use of Cellular Confinement Systems Near Trees.

RBGE will make available to attendees the Tree Protection Plan and Arboricultural Method statement in advance of the site visit.

Whilst this will be principally a chance to showcase good practice there will also be plenty of opportunity for attendees to critique the approach taken.

This event should be of interest to: Tree officers, Planners, Landscape Architects, Project Managers and Arboricultural consultants.

Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR, Scotland, UK.

Destination: Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Navigate to: EH3 5QB 


Enter through the Botanics Cottage Gate on Inverleith Place and meet in the Professors room of the cottage

Parking: All day Parking is available on Inverleith Place

Course Content:

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is home to iconic and significant buildings . These include Category A Listed Heritage Glasshouses), and the unlisted Research Glasshouses, Horticultural Support Buildings and Education facilities. These existing facilities/assets are deemed ‘no longer fit for purpose’ and cannot be kept operational beyond the short term.

The Edinburgh Biomes project is being brought forward to address the urgent need to restore, improve and redevelop this key infrastructure in order to protect RBGE’s unique and globally important plant collection. The project will deliver world-leading facilities that will protect RBGE's work for the future, enabling Scotland to maintain its leading reputation in plant research and conservation.

To enable this project to go ahead trees have had to be moved, removed and protected. All of this has been guided by the recommendations set out in BSS5837: 2012.


Module Pre-requisites:

Attendees will require steel toecap boots. Further PPE will be provided but if you have a helmet and hi vis jacket you are particularly fond of, please bring it. The visit will be part indoors, part outdoors. Dress for the weather!

Terms of Cancellation or Amendments to details

  • We reserve the right to cancel courses and refund applicants if there is insufficient demand.
  • A FULL charge will be applied to any booking cancelled less than 10 working days before the event.
  • A £30 administration charge may be applied to changes made to bookings that have been received and acknowledged.

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