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Wherabouts are you? There might be soemone nearer to hand.

 

I met Chris White once and he gave me a free Stihl baseball cap, otherwise I would have forgotten him completely. Seemed very affable and his trainees were looking happy.

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I thought I might volunteer my services for free to local tree surgeons if you can recommend anyone? (I see you are local too!) Would be really good to get some experience. Happy to do ground work and stuff.

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Hi mate,ive done some training under chris white at treevolution and theyre a really good training provider.

If its small tree felling course your intending to do it will probably be held at devilla forest in fife,just over the kincardine bridge.

You could volunteer your services to some tree surgeons local to you,infact there was an advert on here recently for a central belt tree company looking for groundies.

Be prepared for dragging branches to the chipper,rakin up cuttings and man glitter and being totally fuc#*d at the end of the day.

Look at the employment section on this arbtalk site,failing that just phone round some local tree surgeons-some will have had this before so they could be pretty dubious about your commitment.

Good luck

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Try Chris Simpson at Informed Tree Services, based in Hamilton which might be a bit handier. He put me through my CS30/31, great teacher.

 

And try and get some experience as a brash-rat too. Some folks think they can do a course and then be straight up a tree doing all the fun stuff. It's not like that, and you will learn a lot about the industry just helping out on the ground and watching and listening.

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Yeah chris at informed trees is another good training provider although chris doesnt do the training anymore more likely to be alan mcpherson or matt cooper who does the training/assesments on the small trees course

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Chris Simpson used to hold his courses in Langbank.
Chris at Treevolution is very good, he assessed me there for climbing ticket.

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20 hours ago, stihlmadasever said:

Yeah chris at informed trees is another good training provider although chris doesnt do the training anymore more likely to be alan mcpherson or matt cooper who does the training/assesments on the small trees course

MAtt and Chris used to work together at SAC. Matt's now out in his own too, based in Livingstone but I bumped into him in Cumbernauld recently doing training, the Wildlife Trust has a huge number of non native trees there and it is systematically getting rid of them and seems happy to let these be used for training.

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