HORT 225 Aboriculture*

Arboriculture is the art, science and practice of selecting, establishing and maintaining landscape trees. In addition to preparing students for national Arborist certification, this course is designed to familiarize students with Arboriculture principles and practices and prepare them with necessary skills in tree diagnostics, urban tree management, pest and disease identification and control, tree selection, planting and care, as well as introduce proper work safety.

Credits

3 Credits

Corequisite

HORT 225L

HORT 225Aboriculture*

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I. General Information

Department

Agriculture

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

30

Semester Contact Hours Lab

37

Corequisite Narrative

HORT 225L

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

Arboriculture is the art, science and practice of selecting, establishing and maintaining landscape trees. In addition to preparing students for national Arborist certification, this course is designed to familiarize students with Arboriculture principles and practices and prepare them with necessary skills in tree diagnostics, urban tree management, pest and disease identification and control, tree selection, planting and care, as well as introduce proper work safety.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Demonstrate proper pruning practices for trees and shrubs Demonstrate proper use of safety gear and tree care equipment Diagnose tree pests, diseases, and structural issues and recommend treatment Explain benefits of trees and their value in different environments Identify and understand tree morphology, physiology and anatomy Tie proper knots and identify gear used in tree care industry

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Maintain tools Use power and hand tools Research new articles Climb trees

VI. Delivery Methodologies