Last week saw another of our BCAP training courses being held at Stourhead National Trust Gardens in Wiltshire. This was the third BCAP we’ve held there so far this year. Such a great site to train at, with an incredible variety of truly world-class trees to choose from.


The BCAP trainees learning the ropes in one of Stourhead’s magnificent Beech trees.


Julian traversing the ropes between two of Stourhead’s beautiful Beeches.








Garden and Estate Manager Alan Power made us feel very welcome as usual. Three of his estate team joined us on the course, training alongside a tropical canopy scientist and three UK based arborists from Sussex. A great crew – focussed and enthusiastic. The group was joined on the last two days by Matt, a Wildlife TV Director. James will be heading out to Sumatra to film Orang-utans with Matt later this month.

A huge thanks goes to the Stourhead Estate staff for their kind hospitality. Looking forward to seeing you all again sometime soon!