Arboriculture: Applied Tree Care – PLHRT3050

This class is co-taught by Taryn Bauerle and Don Rakow. Gain hands-on experience with tree establishment, nutrition, plant health care, diagnosing tree disorders, pruning techniques, tree worker safety and urban forestry.

  • Outcome 1: Demonstrate knowledge of plant morphology, anatomy, physiology, and growth and how those play roles in tree selection and care.
  • Outcome 2: Inspect trees for condition, make risk assessment, and recommend actions.
  • Outcome 3: Describe the nutritional requirements of plants, soil water relationships in plants, and soil management.
  • Outcome 4: Describe the techniques and materials used in proper tree climbing and management, including pruning, and support systems.
  • Outcome 5: Gain knowledge to pass the ISA-certified arborist examination.