Course Detail

Tree Pests, Diseases and Fungi




Ben Abbatt

6 hours

Fully Booked

1 day ( 9.00 - 16.30 approximately) 

Exc. VAT Inc. VAT

Course Objectives:

This course is specially designed for tree work consultants and others who have to identify tree pests, diseases and fungi as part of their work. It would also be a valuable course for those who have a keen interest in ecology and want to broaden their knowledge on the subject.

This course entitles you to CEU's see this link 

Course Content:

This one-day workshop is designed to help contractors and others to improve their recognition and understanding of the insects and other vectors, diseases and other pathogens, fungi and other ecological features that naturally populate our trees and their environments.

The workshop will include terminology, the principles of identification and diagnosis - symptoms, signs and indicators – which lead to accurate identification and an analysis of significance.

It will also cover what to do when you are not able to identify specific organisms/ disorders, and where to get help and support.

This logical and systematic approach to any site will provide you with the tools and ability to confidently work through identification of the relevant issues and to present a set of options for treatment where appropriate, thereby ensuring your client’s confidence in your services.

Based on the content of the very popular Pests and Diseases Road Show delivered in 2013, but now also including fungi identification, the format of this day will be interactive and include exercises to help establish the skills being taught.

As well as providing essential CPD for those who are regularly carrying out tree work pricing and offering general advice to clients on site and those who attended the Road Show event, the course will also be useful for anyone involved in any aspect of tree work.

Course Materials





Arboricultural Association attendance certificate


Refreshments and lunch are provided

Module Pre-requisites:


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.

For all course bookings outside the UK and Europe, please email