Basic Tree Survey and Inspection - Lantra

Course details

  • Category

  • Level

    Lantra - Basic
  • Duration

    1 day
  • Cost



This one day Tree Inspection Training Course will enable you to identify a hazardous tree, determine the level of risk and then decide on an appropriate course of action. This course is aimed at a wide group of people such as local authority highway inspectors, those working in the forestry, woodland or arboricultural fields, park rangers, estate workers, farmers or other types of landowner. The course applies to anyone who has the responsibility for trees in the course of their work, even in a voluntary capacity.

Course Details

This training will help you to recognise hazardous trees as part of your other duties and then report it to an appropriate person. You are not expected to have a detailed knowledge of tree biology, legislation or any other specific arboricultural specialism. Carrying out a detailed tree inspection to determine its condition must be done by a trained and competent individual. Specialist equipment may be needed as well as knowledge of, and competence in, biomechanics, pathology and legislation.

Although this training course is mostly classroom based, trainees will be expected to be able to look at a range of trees outside to develop some of the ideas discussed in the classroom. Individuals with mobility problems or any medical condition that could impair their own health and safety must report to the instructor prior to starting the course.

  • State the legal and safety implications of hazardous trees.
  • Maintain your own health and safety while carrying out Basic Tree Survey and Inspection.
  • Recognise hazardous trees.
  • Determine level of risk.
  • Decide on an appropriate course of action.
  • Collect and maintain adequate information.
  • Recognise your own limitations.

Course sessions:

  • Health and safety
  • Risk assessment
  • Legal framework
  • Collecting the information
  • The limits and scope of the surveys
  • Hazardous trees
  • Exercises
  • Conclusion

Course Assessment Method

Lantra Awards Certificate


27 Jan 2021

John Oldacre Rural Innovation Centre

Manor Farm Harnhill CIRENCESTER GL7 5PU

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Places available: 4