EVL165 - Arboriculture

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Subject Title

Subject Description
Trees play an essential role in the Canadian landscape. They are a material of design, not only used for their aesthetic value but also for their functional value as shelter, windbreaks, erosion control and air quality improvement. This subject is designed to cover the fundamental and practical methods of Arboriculture.

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Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

A. General Objectives

You will be provided the information and skills required to perform the Arboricultural tasks of: Tree Identification, Selection, Planting, Pruning and Maintenance of Woody Plants in the landscape.

B. Specific Objectives

Upon completion of this subject you will:

Be proficient in the identification of common tree genera and species.
Understand the merits of ball and burlap (B&B), bare-root (BR), and container stock.
Be able to perform basic pruning techniques on trees and shrubs.
Understand methods and hardware involved in tree surgery practices.
Be able to select appropriate trees for certain site conditions.
Understand transplanting techniques.
Have an understanding of the common pests and diseases of trees.

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