Course Detail

Trees for Beginners


Enfield, London


Simon Scotting

6 hours

Places Available


Exc. VAT Inc. VAT

Course Objectives:

To provide an introduction to a basic understanding of the key aspects of arboriculture. 

This course is aimed at people working in the industry that are not arborists : Volunteer tree wardens , CAD technicians, administration staff  working for contracting, consultancy businesses or training and qualification organisations. The intention is to support their knowledge of arboriculture by providing them with an overview of what arborists do and importantly why. 

The fantastic Haynes Tree Manual will be provided with the course booking for you to take home. 

Course Content:

The Tree

  • The Benefits of trees
  • The main components of the tree
  • Basic Tree biology
  • Pests and diseases

Tree work operations


  • British standards
  • Tree risk management


  • Arboriculture in the context of planning
  • Tree legislation

Health and safety

  • Insurance requirements
  • The HSE
  • Risk assessments


  • Different roles of those in arboriculture
  • Professional bodies
  • Training/ qualifications

Module Pre-requisites:

None but a passion for trees will help!

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