If you enjoy being outdoors and are looking for a career that is physically demanding, exciting and adventurous then Forestry and Arboriculture could be for you.
The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it is very practical learning. You will be spending a lot of time in the workshop, learning how to care for and maintain the equipment, and even more time outdoors using it.
You will be working with chainsaws, large and small, and learn how to safely fell trees and then dismantle them on the ground and turn them into useful product. You will also learn how to safely climb trees and move around in the canopy to inspect, prune or dismantle them.
Our workshop is stocked with the latest tools, climbing equipment and chainsaws so you will become familiar with the equipment of the modern arborist and competent to use it all.
We also have connections with the professional bodies in Arboriculture and with manufacturers and suppliers of equipment so you will become aware of trends and developments in the industry.
It is not all fun in the outdoors though! The time you do spend in the classroom will give you a good understanding of the Forestry and Arboriculture industry, an insight into how trees work and how to look after them and bring you bang up to date with modern working practices and health and safety.
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