Free Training

Training sessions are currently held online on the third Saturday of the month from 10am-12 noon. To join our regular free training sessions, or to attend one to see what it is all about, please email us at:

What will you learn

Over the course of two years there are 24 sessions covering the following topics:

  • What does a tree warden do?
  • The value of trees
  • Woodlands
  • Trees and the law
  • Organising tree events
  • Tree selection
  • Tree planting
  • Tree identification
  • Tree biology
  • Pests and diseases

Identifying native species is also part of the course and so at the start of each session there is a tree quiz.  This is more challenging in the winter when the only available materials are twigs. However, the Woodland Trust has a useful twig identification sheet.

Where training takes place

The training is usually based at Kings Heath Park House, Kings Heath Park, Vicarage Road, Birmingham, B14 7TQ but we are currently holding sessions online. We also have some sessions in other venues, so always check our Facebook page before setting out.

Sessions in tree planting, woodland management, tree identification, pests and diseases include a practical element. Kings Heath Park has many species of trees, native and non native, which were planted when the house was built in 1832. Wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes for the outdoor sessions.

How to join

For further information or to join our free online training sessions (monthly, each third Saturday), please get in touch.

If you are interested in our certificated tree training, visit our Level 2 Arboriculture course page.