Course: Assessing Trees for Bats

The Species Recovery Trust

Dorking, Surrey
Thursday 24th October 01722322539 Dominic Price

Cost: £85

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

  • Are you concerned that every tree you look at has bat roost potential?
  • Are you confused as to whether and when you should be advocating further surveys of trees?
  • Do you know when it may be acceptable to work ‘around’ bats or when you will need to seek a licence?

This is a one-day course for bat workers and tree/woodland workers. The morning will be spent considering current legislation and best practice relating to tree surgery, woodland management operations, tree health and safety surveys, as well as planning and development. It will also cover the overlap between the growth, form and structure of trees and the use of trees as bat roosts.

The afternoon will consist of a stroll, looking at trees and their bat roost potential and discussing when and how to acquire further information. At the end of the day attendees should be able to assign trees to a bat roost potential category and prescribe the next steps.

Tutor: Jonathan Bradley

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