Pruning For Trees Workshop

20feb8:00 am4:00 pmPruning For Trees Workshop

Event Details

DATE: Wednesday 20th February 2019 
TIME: 8.00am – 4.00pm
LOCATION: Riverdale Park, Armstrong Rd, Meadowbrook QLD 4131

Course brought to you by Trained Up.

Trained Up is a registered Training Organisation providing training to the arboriculture and associated industry. They pride themselves on delivering real training. Students will develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge, that they will use every day at work.


The Pruning for Trees Work Shop for Queensland Arboriculture is to provide students with basic experience and knowledge of how to identify issues and carry out a range of rectification solutions that arise from amenity trees growing in an urban environment.

Initially, there will be a section on WHS in the workplace, how to identify hazards and put measures in place to minimise risk. This would include

  • Setting up a worksite.
  • Using PPE.
  • Working near powerlines with extension saws and power pruners.
  • Working on the side of the road with extension saws and power pruners.

The Pruning for trees workshop will provide students with practical knowledge of how to select and safely use the appropriate tools to carry out pruning from the ground in a supervised environment.

Tools to be used in this workshop

  • Silky saw and Bow saw
  • Extendable pruning saw
  • Secateurs


On completion of this workshop attendees will be able to identify and name relevant parts of a tree important to this workshop including but not limited to:

  • Epicormic shoots
  • Stem bark ridge
  • Branch collar

Students will also have knowledge of basic pruning techniques/classes and know the difference between these techniques, these include:

Crown maintenance pruning

  • Dead Wooding
  • Selective Pruning
  • Crown Thining

Crown Modifications

  • Reduction Pruning
  • Crown Lifting
  • Formative Pruning

Cleaning a work site.
Students will learn the importance of cleaning the work site effectively to ensure a safe environment for the public after the work is complete.


PPE and tools for the students to carry out work. The tools may be from their place of employment.

We will require 1 each of the following if possible;

  • Silky saw
  • Bow saw
  • Secateurs extendable
  • Loppers

QAA Qualified Member     $300.00
QAA General Member      $350.00
Non-member                     $400.00

Catering to be provided; Morning tea & lunch




20 February 2019 8:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT-11:00)


Riverdale Park

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