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Risk Management of Trees for Outdoor Learning & Site Management (enabling level 1 inspection of trees on school and NCC sites)

How to monitor trees in order to comply with the Norfolk County Council Tree Safety Management Policy.


A mix of indoor and outdoor sessions covering core tree physiology and looking at real case studies to help school staff monitor trees in order to comply with the Norfolk County Council Tree Safety Management Policy.


The training consists of both indoor and outdoor elements within a natural environment. Participants will be led through a practical day of learning where real case study trees in the Holt Hall grounds are examined. Participants will have plenty of time to ask questions.

The day has been devised to include integrated assessment, so there will be two trees to inspect towards the end of the day. After the day, Tree Legal Ltd. will award either certificates of attendance or competence (which state on the reverse information related to what was covered and the test taken, and will provide a report indicating any weak areas for each trainee).

Delegates are asked to bring a metal skewer, binoculars and a wooden mallet (if they have access to these items) as these will assist them in undertaking tree inspections.

This course will be based outside at Holt Hall for large parts of the day so delegates need to bring walking boots or sturdy shoes/trainers, indoor shoes, warm layers, long trousers, waterproof coat & trousers, hat and gloves (pending weather conditions).


  • Identify obvious defects by visual inspection of the trees from ground level with the aid of binoculars, mallet and a probe.
  • Record defects and place the tree in a broad category of risk rating.
  • Identify the required action upon finding a tree with an obvious defect.

10 Oct 2019 09:00 - 16:30

Closing date: 01/10/2019
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Holt Hall Environmental and Outdoor Learning
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10 Oct 2019 09:00 - 16:30


Holt Hall


Dave Dowson
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