Arboriculture, Forestry and Woodland Management


Click HERE to view all our available Arboriculture, Forestry and Woodland Management courses.

We train those who will manage and work in our forestry industries for timber production as well as those who look after and manage individual trees in parks and private gardens. Again, the training facilities are everything you could need, including:

  • workshops for maintenance of chainsaw and other equipment.
  • safe training areas for chainsaw, brush cutters, strimmers and machine operation.
  • timber processing unit, with large, bench bandsaw, bark strippers, post pointers, etc.
  • safe tree climbing practice areas, with a wide variety of trees and experience on site.
  • nearby forests including, monocultural and mixed woodland types to provide management practice and hands-on training for commercial standards.

Woodland Management, Arboriculture and Countryside Skills Facilities

All courses in Woodland Management and Arboriculture have access to a wide range of facilities, both on and off campus, including engineering workshops, chainsaw workshops, a timber processing area, tractor driving training areas, computer suites and research laboratories.

Off campus, extensive use is made of local forests, woodlands and arboreta for work sites and practical field trips.

In addition to full time courses, a range of short courses is available, from chainsaw use to chemical application.

If you are looking for your first chainsaw, or thinking of upgrading this is for you. Durability, ease of servicing and suitability are some of the factors Dave Vickers from Sparsholt College considers . He looks at a range of Stihl and Husqvarna chainsaws loaned from Winchester Garden Machinery. Clear, practical tips and advice from somebody who uses chainsaws and teaches others to use them. Machines include Stihl MS 171, Stihl MS230, Husqvarna 460 Rancher, and Husqvarna 570 for the professional.



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Sparsholt College Arboriculture and Forestry PPE



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