Arboricultural Knowledge

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Course information:

This one day course, delivered in partnership with the Arboricultural Association, is an ideal stepping stone for candidates who have attended the Lantra Awards Basic Tree Survey & Inspection course who wish gain a broader understanding of the subject. Candidates who are considering whether to attend the Lantra Awards Professional Tree Inspection course may also find some of the topics covered in this course useful to identify gaps in their knowledge of arboriculture.

Candidates will receive a comprehensive workbook with course notes as well as a list of references and sources of help and advice arranged by topic.

Experience working within the arboricultural industry is desirable but new entrants will also benefit from this course as an introduction to the subject

Who is the course for?

  • Anyone working within the arboricultural industry that has not benefitted from formal, academic training
  • Suitable for those preparing for AA Approved Contractor status
  • Potential delegates for the Professional Tree Inspection course, to guide their knowledge base to an appropriate level
  • Those wanting to advance their arboricultural knowledge as part of their career progression
  • Those entering the industry

Course objectives:

To enable candidates to:

  • Describe the range of subject areas in modern arboriculture
  • Recognise the level of knowledge necessary to work at a professional standard
  • Explain the principles of tree identification, physiology and biomechanics
  • Identify requirements for correct pruning practices
  • Describe the range of tree decay fungi, pests and diseases
  • List legal requirements, including tree protection legislation
  • Explain the environmental topics affecting arboriculture
  • Follow up relevant topics through further training and other sources of information and advice


1 Day

Accreditation options:

Arboricultural Association Certificate of Attendance

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