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New course: Arboriculture – applied tree care

Study arboricultureThis course (new for Fall 2013) will prepare you to take International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA) certification exam.

You’ll get hands-on experience with:

  • Tree establishment
  • Assessing plant health
  • Worker safety
  • Pruning techniques
  • Urban forestry

The course will be taught by:

  • Taryn Bauerle, assistant professor, Department of Horticulture
  • Don Rakow, associate professor, Department of Horticulture and former director of Cornell Plantations
  • Lee Dean, lead arborist, Cornell Plantations

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of plant morphology, anatomy, physiology, reproduction and growth and how each plays a role in tree selection and care
  • Inspect trees for condition, make risk assessment and recommend actions
  • Understand the nutritional requirements of plants, soil water relationships in plants, and soil management
  • Describe the techniques and materials used in proper tree climbing and management including pruning and support systems
  • Be prepared to take the ISA Certified Arborist examination

The details:

  • HORT 4940- Special topics in Horticulture (Arboriculture: applied tree care)
  • Meets Wednesdays 1:25-3:25
  • 2 credits
  • Grade option:  S/U
  • No prerequisites

Questions? Contact  Taryn Bauerle  or Don Rakow




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