CUGE-ARB-3014 Tree Inspection - Advanced

This course is a sequel to the Tree Inspection Basics course and NParks’ Tree Inspection OJT module. In this workshop, participants will practice evaluating the defects that they observed and think critically on their justification for proposed mitigating measures. Usage of equipment, such as resistograph and tomograph to complement tree assessment will be taught.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Learn the importance of Root Collar Excavation
  • Think critically about the defects observed
  • Understand the factors to look out for that might lead defect to result in failure
  • Learn to analyze how and why certain defect leads to failures
  • Learn the differences in analyzing failure potential for open and closed cavities
  • Understand when and how an equipment is utilized in Visual Tree Assessment (VTA)
  • Learn to justify proposed mitigating measures


COURSE CONTENT

Session

Topics

Day 1, AM

  • Usage of basic tools for tree assessment below ground
  • Tree inspection – has all the information been gathered?

Day 1, PM

  • Using of equipment to complement VTA
  • Analysis of opened/closed cavities in tree trunks

Day 2, Whole Day

Evaluation of defects

  • Where is failure likely to occur?
  • What is the likelihood of failure?
  • Proposed mitigating measures and the logic for it

METHODOLOGY

  • Lecture with discussion
  • Practical session

PRE-REQUISITES

 Participants must have prior knowledge on identification of tree defects and have attended either one of the following programs:

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Arborists
  • Personnel who has to carry out tree inspection

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Mr Abdul Hamid is currently Director in Streetscape Division, National Parks Board. He is an ISA Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist and has 30 years of experience in conducting tree assessments.

ACCREDITATION*

Professional Development Units

CEU/CPD

Certified Practicing Horticulturist

14CEUs

ISA Certified Arborist

10CEUs

ISA Municipal Specialist

10CEUs

ISA Tree Worker Specialist

10CEUs

ISA BCMA- Practice

10CEUs

 *Accredited points may differ for different sessions. 

COURSE FEES

Full Fee (Inclusive of GST): $380

Terms and conditions apply.


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