Arboriculture and bats: scoping surveys for arborists

This basic awareness course, developed by the Bat Conservation Trust and supported by the Arboricultural Association, will help arborists to carry out tree works with consideration of the potential effects on bats and their habitats.

The course counts towards Arboricultural Association CPD requirements and participants will receive a Lantra awards attendance certificate. Please note this is a basic awareness course – it will not give arborists the knowledge or skills to carry out full bat surveys.

This course is in line with the British Standard 8596 – Surveying for bats in trees and woodland.

Course content will include:

  • Bat biology
  • Bat ecology
  • Bats and the law
  • Potential tree roost recognition
  • Where to go for help
  • Emergency procedures
  • Practical exercise

How to Apply

Please visit our website or contact Naomi Webster by e-mail at or by telephone on 020 7820 7169.

Please mention when enrolling in this Course!

Key Information

Start date:

24th November 2017 at 9:30am


Bat Conservation Trust




Countryside & Land Management, Ecology


Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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