Facilities

What others had to say about our site

"The layout of the entire area was superb."

"The range of equipment available to use for training is very comprehensive, the training areas are very impressive and highly suitable for training." - Joe

We are pleased to be able to provide tree surgery training and assessments on our 250-acre site near Tunbridge Wells (Kent) with its two fully equipped workshops. The outside practical areas and woodland are ideal for climbing courses and chainsaw training allowing a smooth transition from workshop to the yard to woodland. 

Softwood plantations are predominately used for tree felling courses, with the option to mix in broadleaved and coppice crops if required.

Trees for climbing, aerial cutting and rigging course are plentiful, and spread over the whole site and relate to its unusual history. One area used for tree climbing only training courses are part of the estate that was open to the public as an informal woodland garden, so these areas benefit from a good selection of tree species, sizes and forms. For those interested in developing their tree identification skills much of these areas was given to ornamental planting. 

We have recently build a wooden framed structure, which is our new climbing shelter for when the weather turns. This was a project build with our local Scout and Explorer Group during a camp in the wettest, windiest time - but what an achievement. 

With little hedge management over the last 100 years or so, field boundaries consist of mature oak, ash, hornbeam and sweet chestnut trees with plenty of lateral branches to climb and work on.

We benefit from being five minutes away from a main Stihl and Husqvarna dealer. This allows us to quickly maintain or repair clients' kit or equipment.

Tree surgery courses and other courses can be arranged at your own premises if more convenient and suitable. Full facilities for all attendees would be required. We generally find that people react better to learning when not at work, as there are fewer distractions. 

Assessments are carried out on the training site, giving you confidence with your work area. During your course, you generally select a range of trees that will be felled or climbed during your assessment.