Bats and Arboriculture – Scoping surveys for arborists

Bats and Arboriculture – Scoping surveys for arborists

Course accredited by Lantra

"Very good introduction to bats in relation to ecology, the law and tree use." Course participant, 2017

This Lantra-accredited course, developed by the Bat Conservation Trust and supported by the Arboricultural Association, will enable participants to carry out tree works with consideration for the potential effects on bats and their habitats.

This course is in line with the British Standard 8596 - Surveying for bats in trees and woodland.

Bats and Arboriculture – Scoping surveys for arborists

Supported by the Arboricultural Association (discount for members)

Course content includes:

  • Bat biology
  • Bat ecology
  • Bats and the law
  • Potential tree roost recognition
  • Where to go for help
  • Emergency procedures
  • Practical exercise

Course tutors: Richard Crompton, Richard Flight, Louise Mapstone, Sonia Reveley, Natalie Todman

Prior knowledge: None

CPD: The course counts towards Arboricultural Association CPD requirements and participants will receive a Lantra awards attendance certificate.

Please note this is a basic awareness course - it will not give participants the knowledge or skills to carry out full bat surveys.

Cost: £190.50 with Lantra certificate or £165 with BCT certificate of attendance. The course contents and resources are the same for both options.

Discounts: £5 for BCT or Arboricultural Association members, 10% multi-buy discount if booking 3 or more course places

Upcoming dates: (click the link to book)

25 April 2019 - Richmond Park, Surrey

7 October 2019 - Richmond Park, Surrey

More dates coming soon for other regions.

This course is also available as an in-house course on request.

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