Experts who want to use TSE for creation of reports on stability and safety against fracture of trees must have successfully completed the TSE user training offered by Freetree and later, pass an annual security training each year.
Contents of the TSE user training:
- Basics of tree statics, influencing factors of wind loads on trees
- Tensile test measurement equipment and its correct usage
- Planning and execution of tensile tests, safety aspects
- Wind load estimation
- Calculation of breakage safety and tree stability using the TSE calculation program
Persons entitled to participate are those having an appropriate professional qualification (European Tree Technician, agronomist specialised in tree care, or similar) and having additionally several years of practical experience in tree care and tree assessment.