Elmwood College recently delivered a 6-day course, Basic Tree Climbing & Surgery, which allowed participants to develop practical skills in tree climbing safety and surgery techniques.
The course enables students to gain the knowledge and the skills necessary to remove branches using hand tools/chainsaws safely and how to carry out simple repairs to trees. Candidates must have the basic felling certificate from the chainsaw course before progressing on to the tree surgery course.
Student, Tom Harris-Ward, who undertook the course said, “I previously enrolled onto the Basic Chainsaw course at Elmwood and enjoyed it so much I decided to come back. The course is a great combination of theory and practical, one day you can be in a classroom and the next you will be outdoors.”
Instructor, Alan Scott, said, "Tree surgery plays a pivotal role in the conservation and enhancement of trees and woodlands in order to maintain an attractive environment in which to live and work. This course has proved to be particularly popular because students realise that tree maintenance helps keep the community clean, green and safe.”
Elmwood College offer a range of short courses, including, Tractor Driving, Potato Roguing, Emergency First Aid, Sheep Shearing, Wild Game Meat Hygiene and Institute of Leadership and Management course. They also provide bespoke training packages tailored to meet client’s specific needs and requirements; Scottish Vocational Qualifications; Training and Development units; Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders; Chartered Management Institute & Institute of Leadership and Management courses for individuals and companies with training and support for leaders and managers.