College students branch out in business

14:50 23 January 2014

Bicton College student Joseph Sturdy gets to work on a horse chestnut tree as part of the college

Bicton College student Joseph Sturdy gets to work on a horse chestnut tree as part of the college's tree service.

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Students at Bicton College are proving they have a head for heights after going into business as tree surgeons.

The college has established Bicton College Tree Services, billed as a heritage and ornamental tree service, with students from its arboriculture courses.

The students have already completed their first assignment, removing a dying horse chestnut tree in Lympstone.

Course tutor Luke Blaber said: “Students are now able to demonstrate our good practices in the public arena where the local community can experience the benefit.

“It is vital that students not only learn the practical skills to enable them to get jobs, but also develop a strong sense of commercial enterprise and customer focus.”

Mr Blaber added that the service is complementary to commercial services operating in the area, with focus on tree work that would not be viable without college support.

The college’s academy head Kevin Frediani said: “Our students are working at the absolute forefront of the industry and this initiative will benefit the general public and students alike.”

For more information on the tree service, based in East Budleigh, call 01395 562398.

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