Lantra Professional Tree Inspection
Duration: 3 days Lantra Training which includes a Lantra Assessment
Attendees: max. 12 per course
Venue: This is normally completed at our site locally to Builth Wells, in Powys.
If you have enough people for a full course we are able to run this course on your site (subject to a pre-course visit).
Pre-requisites: In order to be considered for this course, you must be an experienced and qualified arboriculturalist with an in-depth knowledge of plant and arboricultural science. This will need to include a thorough knowledge of wood decaying fungi, indentification and interpretation of signs and symptoms of ill health and structural failure accross a wide range of tree species and circumstances.
Qualification: Lantra TI802
- Recognise the role of the tree inspector in risk management.
- Identify the legal framework in the context of statute and common law that affect tree inspection and the duties and liabilities of the owner, manager and inspector.
- Summarise how a tree system functions, what constitutes a safe tree and know that energy is required to keep the tree in a healthy/safe state.
- Adopt a systematic and consistent methodology for carrying out visual tree inspection at an advanced level with the aid of binoculars, mallet and probe.
- Collect data out in the field in accordance with the inspection instructions (having determined the scope and limitations) using a suitable format. (For this course a written survey template with appropriate headings will be used).
- Recognise a range of observable mechanical and biological defects as seen in trees and confirm by the use of textbooks where necessary.
- Identify a range of commonly seen pests, diseases and disorders that affect tree safety, confirm their identity by the use of textbooks, where necessary, and state the arboricultural significance of finding them in the field.
- State the appropriate control/remedial measures required to eliminate or reduce risks identified in the inspection process to an acceptable level.
- Determine when an aerial inspection is required, also if pro-active management recommendations can be made which may eliminate future defects from forming.
- Prioritise the necessary tree/management works with time scales based on a broad category of risk assessment.
- Identify when it is appropriate to recommend the use of decay detecting or measuring equipment, based on a basic knowledge of the working principles of commonly available equipment.
- Understand that a balance between the remedial measure opted for and the range of benefits/values that a tree may have requires special attention, for example amenity, wildlife, historical, veteran, rarity and public access.
Course Information Sheet: Course Information Sheet - Lantra Professional Tree Inspection