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ARB Training ePulse – Northern
June 2017

CPD for the North

Continuing Professional Development in the North

As part of our mission to grow Arboriculture across the UK we bring as many courses as possible to all regions

Professional Tree Inspection

Professional Tree Inspection – 3-day course

1-3 August 2017, Ponteland, Northumberland

Instructed by Steve Coombes

Members £450+VAT | Non-members £500+VAT

A three-day Lantra Awards accredited training course for experienced arboriculturists making the final decision on tree safety issues. Certificate of achievement if successful at exam.


FREE for Tree Officers:
Tree Protection and Planning
- Tree Officer Role

25 July 2017, Leeds

Tree Protection and Planning

This one-day free-of-charge event is specifically designed for local tree officers ONLY and will cover three main topics:

  • Administering and enforcing tree protection legislation, including case law
  • The Development Control role
  • The Planning Policy role
Assessment of Tree Forks – Northern Branch

York’s Forks
- Assessment of Tree Forks returns for the final roadshow

30 August 2017, York

Instructed by Dr Duncan Slater

Members £80+VAT | Non-members £115+VAT

For the final run, former Trees and Landscapes Officer and now Senior Lecturer in Arboriculture at Myerscough College, Dr Duncan Slater will reveal ground-breaking new findings which may change the way we assess junctions in trees and disprove the idea that tree forks are inherently weak and should be pruned out of trees.

As well as his own conclusions and discoveries, Dr Slater will present the analysis of the answers from 346 arborists and arboriculturists who responded to a questionnaire about how they manage bark-included junctions (representing over 6,500 years of arboricultural experience).

Delegates attending the Branch event will receive comprehensive instruction in everything from previous research, the anatomy of branch attachment, factors affecting junction to risk assessments of junctions. Along with this they will receive the Forks Course Notes publication and an entertaining day’s CPD.

Tree Risk - What is the likelihood of failure?

Tree Risk
- What is the likelihood of failure?

12 July 2017, Askham Bryan, York

Instructed by Frank Rinn and David Evans

Members £160+VAT | Non-members £200+VAT

This indoor and outdoor seminar shines a spotlight on how you can boost your ability to make credible, consistent, and calibrated likelihood of failure decisions. Set in the context of the most recent developments in tree risk-benefit assessment, the morning presentations will outline the foundations on which the practical, hands-on, afternoon field sessions are built. A thought-provoking day will provide you with essential knowledge in biomechanics, the ifs and buts of likelihood of failure decision-making, and an unmissable opportunity to calibrate your likelihood of failure estimates with other arborists.


More Northern Branch courses:


Tree Pests, Diseases and Fungi

28 June 2017, Preston, Lancashire
Members £125+VAT | Non-members £195+VAT

BS 3998: 2010 Tree Work - Recommendations

22 November 2017, Preston, Lancashire
Members £125+VAT | Non-members £195+VAT