ARBORICULTURE I – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  06/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

Study arboriculture, tree biology, tree surgery, diagnosing tree problems and more with this 100 hour distance learning course. There are eight lessons in this module, as follows: 1. 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, Transplanting, Tree Guards, Using a Tree Report Form 2. Tree Biology Tree growth, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Transpiration, Vernilisation, What makes foliage change colour, Tree physiology, Roots, Stems, Leaves, Bud types, How a tree grows, Vascular tissue, Cambium, Xylem, Phloem, Secondary growth, Growth rings, Heartwood, Sapwood, Compartmentalisation, Water and plant growth, Growth rate factors, Arboricultural terminology 3. Soils In Relation to Trees Fertilising, Compacted soils, Tree health and drainage, Treating soil over winter, Changed soil levels around trees, Measuring pH, Measuring soil organic content, Measuring water content, Determining fertiliser solubility, Testing affect of lime on soil, Laboratory testing of soils, Soil texture, Measuring salinity, Soil horizons, Soil Naming, Soil nutrition, Fertilisers, etc 4. Diagnosing Tree Problems Tree health disorders, Frost protection, Minimising frost and wind damage, Mulch and frost, Missletoe, Diagnosing problems, Conducting a Tree inspection 5. Tree Surgery Tree surgery-do you need it, Review of techniques, Tree surgery safety, Safety and the worker, Public safety, Safety regulations, Cavity treatments, Bracing, Cabling, Propping, Bark wounds, Tree climbing techniques, Knots, Anchoring points, etc. 6. Pruning of Trees Pruning objectives, Removing branches, Crown cleaning, Crown thinning, Crown reduction, Crown lifting, Crown renewal, Fruit tree pruning, Felling a whole tree, Felling sections of a tree, terminology. 7. Arboriculture Equipment Secateurs, Hand saws, Power tools, Safety with electricity, Engine and tool maintenance, Chain saws, Hedge trimmers, Ladders, Harnesses, Ropes, Pole belt, Spurs, etc 8. Workplace Health and Safety Duty of Care, Lifting & manual handling, Protective equipment, Handling tools and machinery, Auditing tools and equipment Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/General-Horticulture/ARBORICULTURE-I-BHT106-93.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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