Do you know that the terms ‘tree surgery’ and ‘arboriculture’ are, in effect, the same thing? One, however, does sound a little more professional, would you class yourself as an arborist (from the term arboriculture is the practice of establishing and managing individual trees, generally for amenity purposes) or a tree surgeon where you are the only surgeon who cuts off the head and arms of their patient and still expects them to survive?
Which do you think sounds more appealing to your potential customers? It really is a serious piece of terminology to consider. Feel free to use the quote above to explain the difference to your customers.
However, with that introduction covered let us get back to the reason you are here. You want to be a tree surgeon/arborist!
Whether you are looking to get started in the world of tree climbing, rigging and pruning or you have been in the industry for years and years there is always something new to learn.
Those who have been working on the ground and looking to reach the dazzling heights within the tree canopies there is one of the possible five-step processes to becoming an arborist:
- Tree climbing and rescue (formally CS38)
- Chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting (formally CS30) and felling and processing of trees up to 380mm (formally CS31)
- Chainsaw free fall techniques (formally CS39)
- Aerial tree pruning (formally CS40)
- Aerial tree rigging (formally CS41)
Of course, there are lots of other qualifications that you could do too. This should be as and when required, learning should be a slow and steady experience, to give yourself time to learn one thing well and then gain the experience.
Your training should grow like a tree, slow, steady and strong which is one of the many reasons we do not offer a fast track option.
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?
- let down by your last training provider
- offered a new and exciting contract, but need another ticket/qualification to seal the deal?
- looking for some honesty
If you carry out any of the above and more within the tree surgery industry or you have been tasked with organising the training you need to be sure that the tasks are carried out safely, efficiently. Above all, you and your staff need to be fully trained and qualified to get out there and get on with that job or that new 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.
- want to get started in the world of tree surgery
- not sure where to start or what qualification to get first
- need more information about courses within tree surgery
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 someone in the tree surgery. Or offering a different option that may be more suitable for you.
For more details of courses specific to those in tree surgery 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 to City and Guilds / NPTC in touch with us today.