You will need to hold a recognised further or higher education qualification in Arboriculture or equivalent.
This course will enable you to gain further understanding of the relationship between trees and buildings and whether there is a risk of subsidence.
You will be given the information to be able to:
- Assess the potential for trees to cause subsidence damage
- Identify the species of tree most commonly associated with subsidence damage
- Assess the shrink/swell potential of the soil underside of building foundations and produce a preliminary report for the home buyer/vendor client and /or the mortgage lender
- The fundamentals of tree-caused subsidence
- Soils, clay and climate
- Field Exercises
- Writing the Report
It is recommended that you ensure that you remain up to date with changes in industry and working practices by attending regular training.