Ground Up Training is a tree surgery and forestry training provider based in Epping, Essex. We provide a wide range of tree surgery / arboriculture and forestry training for all levels of experience. Our instructors and assessors have 20+ years industry experience and are keen to share their knowledge to help you progress in your career. Working from our stunning woodland in Essex, we provide exceptional training for leading tree surgery companies and individuals within London, Essex and Hertfordshire.
We are passionate about maintaining the high standard of work practice required within the tree surgery and forestry industries. Our friendly team of expert instructors will share with you their extensive knowledge and expertise during your training, from land based skills to advanced aerial techniques. Ground Up Training welcomes all levels of experience – whether you are starting a new career or would like to advance your existing skills, we welcome you to learn with us.
We have helped numerous companies achieve their Arb Approved Contractor (ArbAC) status and understand the level of competency required to achieve this – our training programmes assist you through your Arb Assessment and help you to become an Arb Approved Contractor.
Recent CONTRACTING work
fallen Black Poplar Removal
Monday morning and we were told a limb had fallen off a Black Poplar. We arrived at site to find the whole tree had fallen onto onto a 3 story building. The building was badly damaged, with the roof totally caved in. We used the crane to safely remove all limbs and brush from the surrounding area, and then picked the timber up the next day. A very interesting job for sure.
ailanthus "tree of heaven" reduction
A 20% reduction was required on this Ailanthus (Tree Of Heaven) on a busy North London road. Ailanthus trees are very brittle, which ways makes for a tricky climb, especially when doing a light reduction on. Working on a busy road calls for a good ground team and plenty of signs for pedestrians (not that they ever pay any attention to the signs!)
300 year old Oak Pollard
This fantastic Oak was a was a real shame to have to pollard. The tree had developed a very aggressive unknown dieback. It was over a well known war memorial, and the local council had opted for a heavy pollard to encourage new growth, also to ensure no limbs fall on the the surrounding grave yard and memorial. It was an awesome tree to work on.
Dead XL london Plane removals
These 2 dead London Plane trees proved to to be a very tricky job. Both of the whole tree had died rapidly from Massaria. The trees were situated on a very busy road in Hackney. A system of intricate rigging was used to ensure rigging loads were well distributed, and no main anchors were compromised.