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Course: Tree Surgery for Craftsmen Start date: Monday 7 January 2019 Duration: 9 weeks (part-time) Cost: £3895 (plus registration fee and advisory costs) Ideal for those looking to develop a wide range of tree surgery knowledge and skills, to launch or further develop their career. Accommodation is available onsite - if required. Course modules: General (e.g. tree work teams, job appraisal, trees and the law etc.) Tree work operations Tree removal Pruning Preventative and remedial work Ground work Tree biology Soils Pests, disease and other tree problems Tree knowledge Tree work machinery Chainsaws Specialised tree machinery First Aid at Work (including First Aid for Forestry) Practical work is carried out in woodlands, on the adjoining golf course, and the ornamental grounds of the College's 400-acre estate. You will also carry out work on outside worksites, giving a good range of realistic working situations. Several renowned gardens and arboreta, such as Kew, Wisley and Winkworth are within easy reach of the College. You will be taught by skills and experience tutors who make full use of the well-equipped workshops, laboratories and machinery during the course. The diverse range of tree and shrub species in the woodlands, ornamental grounds and plant nurseries provide a resource for developing plant knowledge. For more information, and to apply, please visit: https://www.merristwood.ac.uk/CourseInformation/ShortCourseDetails.aspx/727000234066644/Arboriculture & Forestry Alternatively, please contact us for more information - Tel: 01483 88 40 40 or Email: [email protected]