Course DescriptionWith 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.
Course OutlineTrees provide shade, food, habitat, and clean our air. Selecting and caring for trees is the study of arboriculture.