Först Tree surgeons of the future

Först, supplier of robust woodchippers, is working in partnership with Merrist Wood College to help develop the tree surgeons of the future.
Spread across 400 acres, Merrist Wood College has over 2,000 students studying a range of land-based courses including Arboriculture and Forestry, Sports Studies and Horticulture.
After meeting at the 2015 Arb Association’s Arb Show, Först donated a TR6 woodchipper to the college for their Arboriculture and Forestry courses, which range from one-day sessions through to full time 9-week intensive courses and diplomas from levels 2 to 4.
Utilised by short course and full time Arboriculture and Forestry students, the machine enables pupils to gain hands-on experience using high quality industry machines. Through using the machine, students can achieve their required Certificate of Competence, allowing them to begin their Arboriculture or Forestry employment earlier than usual and with the correct qualifications.
Lecturers from the college visited the Forst headquarters in Andover to receive specialist training on all aspects of the Forst machines, allowing them to offer bespoke learning to their students.  A student visit also followed shortly after.
All Först machines are installed with waterproof and vibration proof unique AutoIntelligence feed control, to provide outstanding reliability and usability as well as an open top flywheel system to ensure chip is thrown, not blown, minimising blockages on wet material and helping to maintain increased velocity when chipping.
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