Arboriculture and bats: secondary roost surveys for arborists

Follow-on arborist course, it teaches participants how to undertake a secondary roost survey. You will explore the practical skills and methods that can be used to rule out bat potential, learn the appropriate use of endoscopes and receive guidance on what can and cannot be done without a bat licence.

Course content includes:

  • Revision of bat ecology, biology and the law
  • Tree roost recognition and basic visual assessment of trees for bat evidence
  • Introduction to a method statement on how to undertake secondary roost surveys includes the use of endoscopes in bat work
  • Endoscopes: costs, range and how to use for bat work
  • Where to go for help and emergency procedures
  • Practical exercises on how to carry out a secondary roost assessment, including use of an endoscope

Prior knowledge: Previous attendance of BCT’s Arboriculture and Bats: Scoping surveys for arborists (if you are unsure as to the level of experience required please contact the training team).

Key Information

Start date:


£165 (£5 discounts for BCT members)


Bat Conservation Trust




Countryside & Land Management, Ecology


Richmond Park, Surrey

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