Free Guernsey Tree Warden training on 16 and 19 May 2012

May 14th, 2012 by Events

Andrew McCutcheon measuring the height of a tree during a Guernsey Tree Warden course (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Andrew McCutcheon, Guernsey Tree Warden Scheme coordinator, offers instruction on Tree Warden skills at Les Cotils, St Peter Port on Wednesday 16 May 2012 from 12.15 pm to 1.30 pm and again on Saturday 19 May 2012 from 1o am to 11.15 am.

During the training session new tree wardens will learn how to measure trees for height and girth to determine their age, how to place a value on trees, and what to look for to determine the health status of a tree.

Andrew McCutcheon estimates the height of a tree using a stick (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The session will also touch on aspects of tree identification although the Guernsey Tree Wardens will hold a more specialised course on tree identification later in the year.

Please meet outside the entrance to Les Cotils reception for both sessions.

All participants will be provided with a Tree Warden kit.

Typical Guernsey Tree Warden kit received on completion of training session (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Although the training session is free, booking is required. To book please call 717200 extension 2390 or email: Andrew.McCutcheon @ gov.gg

The next Tree Warden lunch at the Guernsey Yacht Club will be on Tuesday 26 June 2012 at 1245 pm. Nigel Clark of Queux Patio Plants with speak about trees & allergens.

The Guernsey Tree Warden Scheme is supported by the Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands

 

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