Forestry and Arboriculture

Subject Area Overview

Studying a forestry and arboriculture course at Hadlow College is the perfect way to start your career in this important sector.  The forests and woodlands of Great Britain are home to a range of plants and animals as well as an important resource for recreation, tourism and sport.  They contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases and provide natural resources for building and fuel. 

Our forestry courses give you the theory as well as the practical skills to successfully care and maintain urban trees and woodlands as well as an introduction into the management of the wider ecosystem to protect valuable water resources. For more information on some of the career options available in this sector, see the post on the Hadlow College blog.

Ultimately, upon finishing your course at Hadlow College, your career in forestry could involve working as an aborist, tree surgeon or woodland manager.

Latest News

Agriculture students benefit from grassland demonstration.

Posted on 27th April 2015 in Agriculture

Representatives from Burden Bros Agri Ltd and Sumo UK Ltd visited Hadlow College and gave a presentation to around 60 Level 3 extended diploma in Agriculture students. The talk focused on getting maximum productivity out of grassland through good soil management.


Animal Care students helping the community

Posted on 23rd March 2015 in Animal Management

18 students from our Canterbury site recently spent two days (working one day each) at the Happy Endings Rescue Centre in Faversham as part of their Level 1 Diploma in Land-Based (Animal Care) course.



Clear Round Show Jumping

Hadlow Campus

Event date 6th May 2015 at 5:30pm
Equine Management, Events

College Community Event

Hadlow Campus

Event date 7th May 2015 at 4:00pm