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Arboriculture II (Intermediate)
Arboriculture II (intermediate) 100 Hours Certificate Course
Learn About Arboriculture II (Intermediate)
Intermediate Arboriculture course online. Build on your existing arboriculture knowledge! This follow on course delivered via distance learning and home study, builds on what you learned in Arboriculture I, but goes much deeper into planting and tree care.
It also develops your ability to treat trees in order to minimise potential long term tree problems, tolerance of different tree varieties to specific environmental conditions, plus bracing, felling and stump removal skills.
You will even learn how to establish a tree plantation including important knowledge of planning and producing scale drawings, plus designing wind breaks into the project for tree protection.
Once you have finished this informative programme developed over many years by experts in tree health management, why not improve your skills even further with Trees for Rehabilitation and/or Deciduous Trees, covering trees such as: Maple, Birch, Ash, Oak, Prunus and other varieties?
"The course will be a great help in my professional career but it also adds to my general knowledge of trees and enhances my interest in trees." Lisa
Lesson Structure: Arboriculture II BHT208
There are 7 lessons:
1 Planting Techniques
- Matching a tree to the site
- Local regulations
- Planting 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
- Small feature trees
- Transplanting deciduous trees
- Pruning at planting
- Pocket planting
- Slope serratioin
- Planting on Arid sites
- Direct seeding
- Spray seeding
- Trees with berries
2 Controlling Plant Problems
- 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
- Tree health problems
- Resistant plant species
- Choosing and using pesticides safely
- Biological controls of pest and disease
- Tree termites
- Tree injections
- Tree nutrition and nutrition management
3 Strengthening Weak Trees
- Trimming techniques
- Adverse responses to trimming
- Temporary props
- Modern bracing systems
- Rodding technique
- Guy wires
- How strong is dead wood?
4 Controlling Damage Caused by Plants
- Tree damage
- Tree root problems,
- Trees that can cause problems with drains
- Orecautions with drains
- Selecting and using trees near drains
- Limiting root problems
- Root pruning
- Trees and the water table (Aquafiers)
- Trees and power lines
- Poisonous trees
5 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,
6 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
- 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,
7 Establishing a Tree Plantation
- Windbreak design
- Choosing windbreak species
- Designing tree plantations
- Producing drawings to scale.
Learning Goals: Arboriculture II BHT208
- 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 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 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.
Practical (Set Tasks)
The quality of this course is second to none, from the in-depth learning you will get to the expert individual mentoring you will receive throughout your studies. The mentors for this course are:
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction.
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
What your tuition fees include
- All Course Material via Online, USB or Correspondence
- Assignments Marked
- Professional Tutor Feedback
- Set Tasks - Practical Exercises to help you develop skills
- Self-Tests – multiple choice questions at the end of lessons in most modules
- Unlimited Personal Tutor Support – via our student classroom
- Committed and Friendly Admin Support – vital to your success
- ADL Ebook where relevant
- All ADL Exam or Project fees (exception RHS exams)
- Qualification Certificate
- Official Transcript with assignment grades
- Student Manual
- Academic Writing course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Critical Thinking course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Job Seekers Careers Guide
- Study Tips on How To Study Better
- Career Counselling by ADL Staff
- CV Writing Help, Tips and Advice