Are you working in forestry? What training do you need?

Forestry workers, from initial chainsaw courses up to wind blown trees

Forestry training

Did you know that forestry training and work are different from that of being an arborist or tree surgeon. So, if you are not too sure this information may help you to get started and in turn, determine what training you may need.

Arboriculture is establishing and managing individual trees, mainly in amenity situations such as parks, private gardens, roadsides. Whereas forestry is establishing and managing crops of trees, generally for timber production, this is also known as silviculture.

As such, forestry work is mostly carried out with harvesters and forwarders now due to processing being speed up, therefore the ability to fell larger areas more efficiently. 

However, there is still the need and requirement for hand cutting in forestry, Tilhill is a company that still needs some hand cutting in places. You just need to be aware that there are other safety considerations to be aware of. There is also a processing speed which needs to be considered along with the sites being very remote. The need to ensure you are self-sufficient is very important, it is unlikely that you will be able to nip off for some dinner or fuel if you’ve forgotten either!

Consequently, there are lots of qualifications that you could do, as and when required. Learning should be a slow and steady experience, give yourself time to learn one thing well and then gain experience in that area. 

Forestry workers have you been:

  • struggling to find the right fit in terms of a training provider
  • confused by all the names, numbers and acronyms for the land based courses that are available to you?
  • worried you will get it wrong or waste your hard-earned money?
  • concerned that it will feel like going back to school?
  • looking to gain a qualification to continue with jobs because legislation has changed?
  • offered a new and exciting contract, but need another ticket/qualification to seal the deal?

Do you carry out forestry work or have you been tasked with organising the training? Then you need to be sure that the tasks are carried out safely, efficiently. Above all, you and your teams need to be fully trained and qualified to get out there on that next contract!

Let us help you at no extra cost take some of the worries, stress, and time on our shoulders by offering a straightforward, flexible service for those staff you oversee.

If you:
  • want to get going in the world of forestry
  • not sure where to start or what qualification to get first
  • need more information about forestry
Then we can help you!

No matter where you are coming from, and the level of experience. We can work with you to understand your training needs. Tailoring a programme and provide courses that will be suitable for you as a forester. Or offering a different option that may be more suitable for you. 

For more details of courses specific to forestry check out the links opposite.

Providing award-winning training through tailored, flexible, friendly, approachable trainers and assessors.

All courses run with small groups. To ensure everyone has as much time as needed to learn and experience the requirements for the assessments. If you chose to take them. Trainers and assessors have the experience, are friendly, and approachable.

We specialise in the following areas:
  • Tree climbing and rescue courses
  • Chainsaw and felling training
  • Pesticides courses
  • Pest control
  • Land based machinery training
  • Ash Dieback training
  • Tree Condition and Survey
  • Health and safety training

Finally, as with all Lowe Maintenance courses, you get support and advice via email or on the phone. If you need it in the future. Just because you’ve completed the course doesn’t mean you can’t get in touch if you need more information or guidance.

So, if you need any help in organising and deciding on suitable training get in touch with us today

For specific details on forestry courses click below

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