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Basic Tree Inspection




Simon Cox

6 hours

Fully Booked

1 day ( 9.00 - 16.30 approximately) 

Exc. VAT Inc. VAT

Course Objectives:

To enable attendees 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

Course aim:

This popular one-day course aims to provide specific tree survey and inspection training for those with a limited or non-arboricultural background. This includes, but is not limited to, contractors, highway engineers, tree wardens, grounds maintenance staff and rangers. The course is specially designed to equip people with the skills and knowledge that will allow them to identify obvious defects from ground level and then report their findings to their line manager. 

If you are looking to take your first steps in arboricultural training this could be the perfect course for you.

This course entitles you to CEUs.

Course Content:



Risk Assessment

Legal Framework

Tree Surveys

Tree Inspections

Tree Hazard Assessment

Determining the scope and limits of the survey

Highways Parks, gardens, woodland Hazardous trees Methodology – what to look for

Recording pro-formas

Survey / inspection exercise


Publications included in package:

Lantra Awards workbook for Basic Tree Survey and Inspection

Certificate claim forms


Course will include some outdoor practical sessions (please bring suitable clothing for indoor and outdoor sessions)


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 training@trees.org.uk