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Flexible Tree Surgery Course

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This is the ideal package for someone who would like to get the main units to get them into the industry. We can offer a set of core units (others available) to produce qualified and commercially focused arboricultural or forestry workers.

What will you get?

Chainsaw Maintenance, cross Cutting and Felling Trees up to 380mm 

Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue

Aerial Tree Cutting 

Stump Grinder OR Chipper

You join the existing course dates, allowing you to gain expereince in between and network with different people at varying stages of their career.


All Kit hire  is included: chainsaw, maintenance tools, PPE and climbing kit - allowing you to try before buying.

People generally complete the courses within 3-4 months but the courses can be spread out over 6 months (max), if required.

This is a discounted package, with kit hire included. If the courses are not completed or the latter courses cancelled, the payment converts to the original course / kit hire costs.


Why choose Scott Fraser Training Limited?

·      Excellent commercial and instructor reputation

·      Commercial and technical focus

·      Small numbers  - courses can be tailored specifically to you

·      Focus on Industry best practice

·      Quality training – above and beyond the statutory guidance

·      Wide range of estate forestry & arboricultural equipment



Chainsaw Maintenance, cross cutting and Felling trees up to 380mm and Tree climbing and aerial rescue are required in order to do Aerial Tree Cutting. 

A level of fitness is required. 

Motivation and perseverance needed!

The majority of our courses are run on our site in Lamberhurst with a fully equipped heated workshop, and a wide range of trees for practice.


First Aid training is also an essential part of your preparation to use chainsaws, so please look into this if you do not currently hold a relevant qualification. We are pleased to now offer an Emergency Outdoor First Aid at Work course, certificated by the HSE. Ian has a wealth of first aid and trauma experience. Following discussions with him, he has created a more bespoke course for the industry – although all the skills are covered (including catastrophic bleeds and trauma), the scenarios and accidents discussed are tailored to the forestry and arb industry. The total fee is £160/ +F £190.