Cost: £120 + Vat, includes a buffet lunch
Venue: The Tree Life Training Centre, Syston, Leicestershire
Dates: See short courses page
Times: 9.30 - 4.30
Total number of learners accepted for each course: 12
Does this course qualify for CPD: Yes
British Standards are recognised the world over as the benchmark for a wide variety of products, procedures and processes. Since 1966 there has been a British Standard for tree work operations, which has led the way in all aspects of tree maintenance.
Since 1966, there have been many advances in our knowledge about trees: more is now understood about how trees actually work and what their requirements are. BS3998 was most recently updated in 2010, to take account of the very latest advances in our knowledge, and appreciation of the value of trees.
Trees enrich our lives, but those in towns and cities will always need to be actively managed; the way we manage them can either shorten or prolong that period of enrichment. An appreciation of how to manage them in the best possible way is vital to those involved in their maintenance, and the objective of this one day seminar is to provide just such an appreciation.
The aim of the day is to provide an understanding of the most recent BS3998, which will enable those who are involved in the management and maintenance of trees to operate at the highest possible standard.
Arrival and coffee
9.30-10.00 - Historic and legal context of the British Standard
10.00-10.15 - Planning work and site management
10.15-11.00 - Management of the rooting environment
11.00-11.15 - Comfort break
11.15-1.00 - Pruning and related work
1.00-1.45 - Lunch
1.45-2.15 - Wound and injury treatment
2.15-3.00 - Management of weak structures
3.00-3.15 - Comfort break
3.15-4.15 - Tree felling and stump management
4.15-4.30 - Final roundup
4.30 - Depart