Lantra Awards - Professional Tree Inspection
This is a 3-day course designed for candidates who are experienced, qualified arboriculturists with an in-depth knowledge of plant and arboricultural science.
Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of wood-decaying fungi, identification and interpretation of signs and symptoms of ill health and structural failure across a wide range of tree species and circumstances.
They should be thoroughly experienced in carrying out tree inspection and survey. It is expected that candidates should hold a minimum arboricultural qualification at Level 3, or equivalent, plus five years experience in carrying out tree survey and inspection.
- The legal framework
- The tree ~
As a dynamic living system
An undamaged, self optimised structure
- The law of the minimal lever arm and strategy of flexibility
- Visual tree assessment [VTA]
- Principle fungal decay organisms
- Mechanical symptoms of defects
- Tree inspection equipment
- Making and writing management recommendations
- Practical exercises
- Workshop sessions
- Hazard evaluation
- VTA tree walk
- Introduction to decay detention and measuring equipment
- Assessment and final round up
To be determined by the number of candidates