Arboriculture involves the caring and maintenance of individual trees, shrubs and other perennial woody plants. It is a science that focuses on proper tree planting, pruning, fertilizing, watering and other maintenance issues. Trees are one of the oldest lasting species on the planet and they provide immense benefits to our community and improve our quality of life. Have you ever wondered what would happen if there were no trees around us? Trees produce oxygen through photosynthesis. They serve as windbreakers, reduce air pollution, reduce global warming, produce shade and even beautify our surroundings. Working in a demanding and stimulating arboriculture profession requires a basic understanding of these magnificent species, their tree health, their amenity value and their undeniable environmental worth. Explore the theory and skills of arboriculture and learn how to identify, plant, prune and maintain trees.
This course will introduce you to arboriculture and explains basic seed selection and harvesting methods. Explore the seed storage and maintenance best practices and the steps involved in planting trees. A favorable environment will encourage a tree to be healthy and grow to optimum size and shape. It is vital to understand the biology of trees and their species to decide where and how to plant them. Gain insight into selecting trees for planting based on their species. Delve into planting techniques, tree nutrition, photosynthesis and more. Understanding soil composition gives room for its improvement and encourages tree growth. We’ll teach you the composition of the soil and the importance of particle size in the movement of water, which impacts the growth of trees. We explain the essential nutrients that plants must have to survive, manage soil pH and control pathogens.
Proper pruning of young trees by removing or shortening live branches significantly impacts their future growth and longevity. We examine the objectives of pruning, pruning strategies, when to prune and the tools used in pruning. The final part of the course discusses tree diseases and management, including the essential equipment that an arboriculturist should possess. We investigate their exposure to health risks and discover how to protect, diagnose and treat any disease-related problems. Do you enjoy working outside and are passionate about planting, pruning and protecting trees? If you answer ‘yes’, then this arboriculture course is designed for you. Regardless of whether you want to work for a company, a park, in the city, start your own business or continue studying arboriculture, this course will lay the groundwork for your future. Earning a certificate can help you develop invaluable skills and knowledge that can allow you to perform your job duties more effectively. So why wait? Start this course now. Start Course Now
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