Course Detail

Getting to Grips with Subsidence




Martin Dobson

6 hours

Places Available

1 day (9.00 - 16.00 approximately) 

Exc. VAT Inc. VAT

Course Objectives:

To enable attendees to:

Describe the principal issues involved in tree-related subsidence

Understand the mechanisms of tree-related subsidence

Explain the legal framework Identify different types of investigation and their appropriate application

List types of evidence and explain their interpretation

Describe the application of appropriate management principles

Explain evidence requirements on TPO applications

Understand the relevance of risk prediction and assessment


Who is the Course for?

Any arboricultural professional that may be required to advise upon, or manage subsidence cases, including Local Authority Tree officers, Arboricultural Consultants and Contractors.


This course entitles you to CEU's see this link 

It may also be useful to professionals of other disciplines such as loss adjusters and engineers to gain an arboricultural perspective on subsidence.

Course Content:

Course content:

Introduction and background to tree-related subsidence

Legal framework

How insurance claims are generated

Engineering solutions

Types of investigation – desktop, monitoring, soil analysis

Evidence types and interpretation

Application – decision making and management

Risk assessment / risk prediction


Materials provided:



Copy of Powerpoints



Arboricultural Association attendance certificate


Refreshments and lunch are provided

Module Pre-requisites:

Experience working within the arboricultural industry or allied disciplines concerned with subsidence.

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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