This course discusses the management of trees in urban environments. To become proficient in this field you must become familiar with a variety of topics, including: soil management, climate, tree biology, and insect and disease identification. Gaining an understanding of these topics will allow you to make appropriate decisions about where and how to plant a tree, which branch to prune, how to protect a tree from damage, and much more.
Landscape practitioners wishing to gain an understanding of trees, their care, and maintenance techniques relevant to a sustainable approach to landscapes.
By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Identify trees by genus and species using a plant key;
- Identify the characteristics of a soil that will influence species selection and growth;
- Make good decisions on species selection for specific sites based on soil conditions, climate, the purpose of the tree and others;
- Describe the process to plant and prune a tree to ensure the best health;
- Identify damaging agents and take appropriate corrective action; and
- Initiate a tree planting program in your community.
- Arboriculture and the Arborist
- Parts of a tree
- Tree Identification
- Soil Science and Climate
- Plant Selection and Planting Methods
- Modifying the Site
- Tree Protection
- Pest Diagnosis and Treatment
- Hazard Management
- Property Rights and Community Action
|Quizzes (4 x 10%)||40%|
|Major Project - Management Plan||40%|
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