Myerscough College Partnership

A unique partnership between Urban Green and Myerscough College, one of the UK's leading land-based institutions

A unique partnership between Urban Green and Myerscough College, one of the leading land-based institutions in the UK for further and higher education commenced this month.

Urban Green is supporting second year students working towards FdSc Arboriculture and Tree Management, by giving them a real insight into arboriculture in practice. Over 15 students were invited to one of our sites in Stalybridge, Tameside where the landowner is considering its development.

They were given an overview of:

  • The site’s complex planning history;
  • Urban Green’s involvement;
  • How we coordinate with other disciplines;
  • How this involvement has positively influenced and informed the design and development of the site; along with
  • The site’s challenges and opportunities.

Students will now return to the site on several occasions to independently carry out an inspection of a group of trees using the ISA Basic Visual Tree Risk Assessment method. They will include their findings along with applying their knowledge of relevant legal tree protection to produce a report recommending for or against a planning application on the site. This will form part of their module assessment.

Karen O’Shea, associate of Urban Green explained;

“The site visit went really well. All students were fully engaged actively putting the theory they have learnt into practice. We will continue to work closely with Myerscough College, helping to bring through future talent into the industry.”

Urban Green will be attending the college’s careers fair in February 2020 and have received interest from students for future work experience and employment opportunities.

To find out more about the courses Myerscough College, take a look at their website.

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