The Study of Trees
Trees provide shade, food, habitat, and clean our air. Selecting and caring for trees is the study of arboriculture.
What you can learn.
- The theoretical and practical concepts of tree selection
- The establishment, management and preservation of trees in a landscape environment
- Professional standards for planting, pruning, and training of trees
About this course:With trees being the largest and often longest-living elements of our outdoor environment, proper tree selection and management are important to maximize the environmental, social, and economic benefits they offer. This class features a combination of lectures, discussions, research, and field trips designed for those who desire a basic understanding of tree care--both ornamental and fruit-bearing. Students will learn theoretical and practical concepts of tree selection; establishment, management, and preservation of trees in a landscape environment; and professional standards in the proper selection, planting, pruning, and training of trees.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for The Study of Trees.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.