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Surveying Trees

Target Audience: Ecological consultants- Intermediate level

This one day course aimed at consultants will allow participants to build on knowledge gained at other courses, and will provide an understanding of trees and the techniques needed to survey them effectively. The course will comprise some theoretical classroom sessions and a practical exercise.

Course Content Includes:  Surveying trees (Jules Agate)

  •     Legislation in respect of trees and bat roosts
  •     Use of trees by bats
  •     Survey methodologies
  •     H&S requirements for safe tree surveys
  •     How to recognise signs of bat usage in trees
  •     Evaluate of potential tree roosts
  •     An initial tree survey for bat roosts and use of appropriate survey equipment

Prior knowledge: Please note that this is not a basic level course.  It is assumed that participants will have attended Bat Ecology and ConservationSurveying for Bats and Interpreting Your Bat Surveys, or have the equivalent skills and knowledge. If you are unsure about whether this course is the appropriate level, please contact the training team.

Equipment: A list of required equipment will be sent with the pre-course pack.


This course is approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD, this event may be counted as 24 CPD credits.

These credits are valid only if attendees are registered on the Royal Society of Biology CPD Scheme.


2016 Dates and Venues

Dates Venue Availability
15 March* Richmond Park, Richmond, Surrey -
02 December Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire CANCELLED

 Professional Training Standards met:

 Foundation knowledge 1.5 
 Legislation, licensing & planning 2.2, 2.4
 Preparation & planning of surveys 3.1-3.2 
 Survey techniques & equipment 4.3
 Mitigating for development impacts 7.1-7.2

In line with BCT's Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists: Good Practice Guidelines, 3rd Ed.

*This course has been postponed (original date of 2 December 2015) to ensure that it is inline with both the British Standard for Surveying Bat in Trees and Woodland (BS8596) and the Third Edition of the BCT's Bat Surveys: Good Practice Guidelines which are due to be published in early 2016.




£5 for BCT members (Join today to receive your discount!)

A 10% discount is available for bookings of three or more places. This can be multiple places on the same course or booking three or more separate courses. Multiple places must be booked at the same time to receive the discount. To take advantage of this discount you will need to book three or more courses/places through our online booking system, at the payment page select "pay by invoice". Please then contact the training team so that your discount can be applied.

NB: Corporate members may be entitled to additional discounts. Click here for more information on becoming a corporate member



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