Understanding Trees, Property and Liability (Kew Royal Botanic Gardens) Short course

Overview

Trees can be aesthetically-pleasing and good for the environment - but they can also cause concern for property owners and surveyors. On this short course taking place at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, you'll explore the conditions that give rise to tree problems, examine situations where tree damage occurs, and review case law relating to both their damage, and an owner's duty of care.

Most importantly, the course includes a tour of trees, looking at various species and the common problems they pose.

Course details

Structure 

  • Mode of study: Face to face
  • Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Start and end dates: To be announced
  • Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Cost 

  • Single bookings: £105
  • Multirate (3 or more courses booked at same time): £90
  • APC rate: £70
  • Apprenticeship rate: £70
  • Retired rate: £70

What you'll experience

On this short course you'll cover:

  • Soil conditions and subsidence
  • Circumstances in which tree related damage occurs
  • BS 5837:2012 ‘Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – recommendations’
  • Liability and key cases: tree related damage; the owners duty of care
  • Tour of trees covers identification, suitability for use in the built environment, and problems and the management of risk

Teaching

Tony Kirkham is Head of Arboretum at Kew but is better known as the presenter of the BBC2 programmes A Year at Kew and The Trees that Made Britain. He holds the RHS award of Associate of Honour for services to horticulture.

Martin Dobson is the principal of Martin Dobson Associates. He deals with planning and TPO applications and appeals, subsidence investigations, tree surveys and tree hazard assessments together with providing an Expert Witness service.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

How to book

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