There are 8 lessons in this course:
-Introduction to Arboriculture
Trees in the garden
Planting in the right position
Choosing the right variety
Choosing the right specimen
How to plant different types of trees
Using a Tree Report Form
What makes foliage change colour
Tree physiology, Roots, Stems, Leaves, Bud types
How a tree grows
Vascular tissue, Cambium, Xylem, Phloem
Growth rings, Heartwood, Sapwood
Water and plant growth
Growth rate factors
-Soils In Relation to Trees
Tree health and drainage
Treating soil over winter
Changed soil levels around trees
Measuring soil organic content
Measuring water content
Determining fertiliser solubility
Testing affect of lime on soil
Laboratory testing of soils
Soil horizons, Soil Naming
Soil nutrition, Fertilisers, etc
-Diagnosing Tree Problems
Tree health disorders
Minimising frost and wind damage
Mulch and frost
Conducting a Tree inspection
Tree surgery-do you need it
Review of techniques
Tree surgery safety
Safety and the worker
Bracing, Cabling, Propping
Tree climbing techniques
Knots, Anchoring points, etc.
-Pruning of Trees
Crown cleaning, Crown thinning, Crown reduction, Crown lifting, Crown renewal
Fruit tree pruning
Felling a whole tree
Felling sections of a tree
Secateurs, Hand saws, Power tools
Safety with electricity
Engine and tool maintenance
Chain saws, Hedge trimmers, Ladders
Harnesses, Ropes, Pole belt, Spurs, etc
-Workplace Health and Safety
Duty of Care
Lifting and manual handling
Handling tools and machinery
Auditing tools and equipment
What You Will Do
Distinguish between plants in order to identify at many different trees.
Develop a standard tree report form, customised for surveying the condition and use of trees in your locality.
Explain how to treat three specified soil related problems that can effect trees.
Develop a twelve month program, for managing a health problem detected by you in an established tree.
Demonstrate bridge grafting across a bark wound.
Distinguish between different methods of pruning including:
Determine the minimum equipment required to commence business as a tree surgeon.
Compare different chainsaws, to determine appropriate applications for each.
Determine legislation which is relevant to a specific arborist in a workplace which you visit.
Guide Price: 308