Forestry & Arboriculture

Chainsaw and cut logs

Establishment & Maintenance Courses

  • Planting Forest Trees
  • *Establishment &Maintenance of Open Drains using Hand Tools
  • *Weeding & Cleaning using Hand Tools
  • Strimmers and Brushcutters
  • *Brashing and Pruning with Hand Tools
  • Tree Identification
  • *Spring Steel Fencing
  • *Deer Fencing
  • Basic Fire Fighting

* These courses have been dropped by Lantra.  However,  we believe that they have a high value and will continue make them available when required. Sadly,  they will not carry Lantra accreditation.

All Terrain Vehicles

  • Sit-Astride All Terrain Vehicles
  • Sit-In All Terrain Vehicles

Forest Machine Operations

  • *Mechanised Harvesting
  • *Mechanised Processing
  • *Extraction by Skidder
  • *Extraction by Forwarder
  • *Extraction by Cablecrane

Mobile Machinery

  • *Use & Maintenance of Mobile Circular Sawbench
  • *Use & Maintenance of Mobile Bandsaws
  • *Use & Maintenance of Mobile Peeling Machine

*We very much regret that we are no longer able to offer these courses due to the high cost of insurance and Lantra’s verification charges.

Horse Logging

  • Basic Horse Handling
  • Extraction by Skidding
  • Extraction by Forwarding

The Horse Logging courses will continue by special arrangement;  do contact us if you have an interest.

Chainsaws

  • Maintenance & Cross-Cutting (CS30)
  • Maintenance & Cross Cutting—Refresher
  • Root Cutting Saws
  • Root cutting Saws – Refresher
  • Basic Felling Techniques (up to 200mm diameter)
  • Basic Felling Techniques (up to 200mm diameter) – Refresher
  • Maintenance, Cross-cutting and Felling small Trees (up to 200mm in diameter)
  • Maintenance, Cross-cutting and Felling small Trees (up to 200mm in diameter) – Refresher
  • Maintenance & Cross cutting (CS30)
  • Maintenance & Cross cutting (CS30) – Refresher
  • Felling Small Trees up to 380mm
  • Felling Small Trees up to 380mm – Refresher
  • Maintenance, Cross-Cutting & Felling Small Trees up to 380mm
  • Maintenance, Cross-Cutting & Felling Small Trees up to 380mm – Refresher
  • Felling Medium Trees (380—760mm) (CS32)
  • Felling Medium Trees (380—760mm) (CS32) – Refresher
  • Dealing with Individual Windblown Trees (CS34)
  • Dealing with Individual Windblown Trees – Refresher
  • Experienced Operator Use of a Chainsaw from a MEWP (CS47) – Refresher
  • Use of a Chainsaw from a MEWP (CS47)
  • Operator Powered Pole Pruners (CS48)
  • Experienced Operator Powered Pole Pruners (CS48) – Refresher
  • Felling Large Trees over 760mm (CS33)
  • Felling Large Trees over 760mm – Refresher
  • Tractors for directional Felling and / or Takedown
  • Tractors for directional Felling and / or Takedown – Refresher
  • Dealing with Individual and Multiple Windblown Trees (CS34 & 35)
  • Dealing with Individual and Multiple Windblown Trees – Refresher

The above courses prepare candidates for the National Proficiency Tests Council / City & Guilds Assessment and Certification

Lantra Chainsaw Certification

Lantra Integrated Training & Assessment also available. Please contact us for further details.

Arboriculture

  • Basic Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue (CS38)
  • Using a Chainsaw from a Rope & Harness (CS39)
  • Aerial Rescue
  • Basic Tree Climbing, Aerial Rescue & Using Chainsaw from a Rope & Harness (CS38 & 39) – Refresher
  • Basic Tree Survey & Inspection
  • Professional Tree Inspection (includes Assessment for Lantra Certificate of Competence)
  • Arboricultural Pruning Operations (CS40)
  • Arboricultural Dismantling Operations (CS41)
  • Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Equipment (LOLER)

Ground Based Forestry

  • Brushcutters/Trimmers – Maintenance and Operation
  • Brushcutters/Trimmers – Maintenance and Operation – Refresher
  • Clearing Saws up to and over 50mm
  • Clearing Saws up to and over 50mm – Refresher
  • Firewood Processors (includes Assessment for Lantra Certificate of Competence)
  • Firewood Processors (includes Assessment for Lantra Certificate of Competence) – Refresher
  • Stumpgrinders (includes Assessment for Lantra Certificate of Competence)
  • Stumpgrinders (includes Assessment for Lantra Certificate of Competence) – Refresher
  • Trimmers – Grass cutting
  • Trimmers – Grass cutting – Refresher
  • Woodchippers (includes Assessment for Lantra Certificate of Competence)
  • Woodchippers (includes Assessment for Lantra Certificate of Competence) – Refresher
  • Health, Safety and Risk Management in Winching

Utility Arboriculture

  • Utility Arboriculture Site Safety Awareness
  • Utility Arboriculture Site Safety Awareness – Refresher
  • *Site Operations: Use of insulated tools, ground and aerial tree works – Arboriculture Element
  • *Site Operations: Use of insulated tools, ground and aerial tree works – Electrical Element
  • *Site Operations: Use of insulated tools, ground and aerial tree works – Arboriculture Element –Refresher
  • *Site Operations: Use of insulated tools, ground and aerial tree works – Electrical Element –  Refresher

*Please note that the Site Operations courses for experienced operators require both the Arboriculture and Electrical elements to be delivered.