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Learn preventative arboriculture and plantation establishment
- Improve your management of trees to minimize potential long term tree problems.
- Learn about better tree selection, strengthening and improving health of existing trees.
- Gain techniques used to safely remove trees and stumps
- Learn establishment of tree plantations
“This course provides graduates with more in-depth knowledge than Arboriculture I by focusing on such topics as transplanting techniques, environmental control, environmental tolerance, and strengthening techniques, as well as felling and stump removal. The course culminates with a lesson on establishing and designing a tree plantation geared at the serious professional.” - Gavin Cole B.Sc., Psych.Cert., Cert.Garden Design, MACA, ACS Tutor.
There are 14 lessons in this course:
Soil, Water, Climate, Maintenance, Matching a tree to the site, Local regulations, Plant at the right time, Planting techniques, Plant size and age, Container type, Buying a tree, How to plant a tree, Watering method, Transplanting a large tree, Preparing for transplanting, Aftercare, small feature trees, Transplanting deciduous trees, Pruning at planting, Pocket planting, Slope serratioin, Wattling, Planting on Arid sites, Direct seeding, Spray seeding, trees with berries,
Controlling Plant Problems
Temperature, Frost, Winds, Acclimatisation, Tree guards, Other Tree Problems (Fire damage, Fire Resistant trees, pollution and toxic reactions, Soil contamination, Treating foliage burn, Soil rehabilitation, Trees to extract soil contaminants, Soil chemical composition, Air pollution and tree growth, pollutant tolerant trees, Pollution intolerant trees, Trees to control Urban air pollution, Dry soils, Symptoms of drought stressed trees, Dry soil tolerant trees, Trees for hot sites, Drainage problems and trees, Wet tolerant trees, Treee health problems, Resistant plant species, Choosing and using pesticides safely, Biological controls of pest and disease, Lifecycles, Tree termites, Tree injections, Tree nutrition and nutrition management, Fertilisers
Strengthening Weak Trees
Trimming, Trimming technique, Adverse responses to trimming, thinning, Bracing, temporary props, Modern bracing systems, Bolting, Rodding technique, Guy wires, How strong is dead wood, Cabling
Controlling Damage Caused by Plants
Tree damage, Tree root problems, trees that can cause problems with drains, Precautions with drains, Selecting and using trees near drains, Limiting root problems, Root pruning, Trees and the water table, Trees and power lines, Poisonous trees,
Tree Felling and Stump Removal
Tree evaluation systems, Calculating tree value, Tree removal, Why remove a tree, Tree felling methods, Axe, Saws, Winches, Chain saw, Controlling the fall, Different methods or removing stumps, Protecting trees, National Tree registers, Measuring tree height, Keeping a work site safe, risk assessment, Duty of care, Costing jobs,
Tolerant Plant Species
What to plant where, Tree data required, Influence of trees on buildings, Species suitability, Planning considerations, Harsh environments, frost protection, Frost resistant trees, Sun protection, Mulching, Fencing, wind protection, Wind tolerant trees, Soil degradation, Saline tolerant trees, Lime tolerance, Acid tolerance, Hardy trees for inner city, Review of several major genera (Aer, Fraxinus, Pinus, Quercus,
Establishing a Tree Plantation
Windbreaks, Windbreak design, Choosing windbreak species, Designing tree plantations, Producing drawings to scale.
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
Explain how to plant a specified advanced-sized tree on a specific site.
Explain tree injection, including the technique and applications.
Identify situations where trees require strengthening operations to be carried out.
Compare different ways to control roots which invade underground pipes.
Calculate the cost of removing a specified tree.
Determine five appropriate tree species suited to a specific site visited and analysed.
Devise a method for removing a tree, including tree felling and stump removal.
Analyse specimens of mature trees, from each of five different genera, to detect any patterns in problems occurring in those trees.
Develop criteria for the establishment of a tree plantation on a specific site which addresses; site restrictions, cost and function
WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
A course like this (or any other) could never hope to teach you everything you would ever need to know; but it can, and give you the ability to know where to find information that is reliable, and how to properly interpret what you find.
Graduates may enhance their business or career opportunities in any situation where work is with the production, care or management of trees, including:
- Gardens Management
- Parks Management
- Land Rehabilitation
- Tree removal, tree planting, tree surgery
- Street Trees
- Tree Nursery Production
- Urban horticulture