For those who missed the two courses this year, Wharton Natural Infrastructure is running a CAVAT course of their own, in the Midlands on July 11th. Click here for the link.
Another great success for Chris Neilan and CAVAT! The first event of the year, held at FirstSite in Colchester, was sold out within a few weeks of going on sale and the 20 delegates, from the private and public sector, enjoyed good weather for another day of essential training with in-depth analysis of CAVAT, and practical field work in the magnificent surroundings of Castle Park. Sharon Hosegood and Luke Faye discussed their forthcoming Canopy and CAVAT valuations of development sites over years, projecting forward existing and new planting. A document on this will be circulated soon.
For those who missed this course, more are planned but take note, the next date, on the20th June, is booked already, so if you'd like to be placed on a cancellation list, let Noel at SHA know as soon as possible.
Due to the popularity of the first CAVAT course, now sold out, we have arranged for a second course to take place at the same venue, FirstSite, in Colchester. Date is Thursday, June 20th, and there are a limited number of places left already so if you are interested in booking please contact us as soon as you can. Discounted price for tree officers at £120 +VAT, all others £150 +VAT.
Please note there are now only two places left on the CAVAT training dayon the 13th February so please book very quickly if you want to go on this course. Please see the CAVAT page on the site.
Lloyd Bore On Board As SHA Gets Back On The Radar
We are absolutely delighted to be able to announce our new affiliation with Lloyd Bore Landscape and Ecology Services, based in Canterbury. Sharon was contacted by long-term friend and one-time colleague Ian Lee, a very respected arboriculturist, with the news that Lloyd Bore were purchasing the latest Tree Radar equipment, making them the first in the UK with the upgrade. With the news that Gary Raffel below, of Dynamic Tree Systems based in Bloomfield, New York, was arriving to conduct the training on the new equipment, we met up and discovered that, over three days of training, many improvements have been made to the software application, not least the replacement of the old computer module replaced with a tablet (and wireless, to boot), whilst we also introduced Gary to some English pleasantries, which included a ‘pub’ which was older than America, on a street which was also older than America. Thanks Gary for taking that in the spirit in which it was intended!
Gary adjusts his tartan Tam’o’Shanter before demonstrating the new equipment
|Lloyd Bore, in association with SHA, is keen to offer this improved version of the equipment to as many clients as possible. Having worked with Ian on the earlier version, the doors of Lloyd Bore were opened to SHA in December for a detailed run through which everybody thoroughly enjoyed.|
It would be fair to assume that the ‘Queen of the well-heeled arbs’ had a lovely time, and is working with the new equipment in liaison with Lloyd Bore, and thoroughly looking forward to the new setup, whilst also helping in the CPD of another arboriculturist consultant, Jo, who is learning the technology.
To say nothing of the fact that Canterbury is a damn site nearer haute-couture in Paris than Chelmsford is.