Forestry & Arboriculture
Forestry & Arboriculture
This is a one-day course in basic Felling techniques for anyone using a chainsaw on their own land. Workshop topics include; PPE selection and use, Health and Safety, Tree Identification, and cutting techniques.
This is a one-day course in basic chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting techniques for anyone using a chainsaw on their own land.
This is a one-day course in basic chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting techniques for anyone using a chainsaw on their own land. Chainsaws are provided but students must bring their own PPE.
Learn how to identify the uses and value of coppice wood products and how to prepare the wood for sale or own use.
Discover the techniques of how to work with green/freshly felled wood to make a range of products. Suitable for anyone interested in craft skills.
Learn the knowledge and skills in using a Sawmill
Learn the knowledge and skills to help you identify how you would like to manage your woodland, prepare a management plan, and seek further advice and support.
This course, formerly known as CS30, provides students with a thorough understanding of chainsaw maintenance and safe operation as well as the cross cutting of timber. Aimed at the professional user, it is delivered through both practical and theory sessions. Chainsaws will be provided but students must provide their own PPE.
This practical course, formerly known and CS31, builds off the knowledge gained in the chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting course. After successful completion, students will be able to safely fell and process small trees up to 380mm in diameter. Chainsaws will be provided but students must provide their own PPE.
The course will teach students how to carry out pre-start checks and maintenance. Selection of cutting heads and operation technequies for brusshchtter and trimmers. This course is aimed at those working in forestry, aboriculture, countryside and ground maintenance sectors.
Formally known as CS38, you will learn about knots and harnesses, safe climbing techniques and aerial rescue including pole rescue.
You will learn how to safely prepare, maintain and operate a manually fed wood chipper. This course is especially relevant for forestry, arboriculture and local amenity workers
This course will teach you about operating a chainsaw in a tree, using a rope and harness. The course will concentrate on the five basic requirements for NPTC assessment, as well as drawing on safe and accurate working practices. Chainsaws are provided but students must bring their own PPE.
Anyone interested in learning the practical techniques of managing woodland using hand tools as an alternative or addition to using chainsaws and other powered equipment.
Learn how to make shingles by hand and use them as a roofing material. No previous experience necessary. This is a practical course using hand tools
This one day course aims to provide specific tree survey and inspection training, to allow you to identify obvious defects from ground level so that you can generate a report for follow up action
Anyone interested in learning about woodland archaeology. Suitable for general interest, woodland owners, foresters, woodland managers, and those involved in community woodlands
Ideal course for those who are interested in learning key tree identification skills; to introduce the principles involved in identifying trees.