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What will I study?

Overview

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture is a 50-point program (4 core subjects), covering:

  • Tree growth and function, including the biology, structure and environmental factors affecting tree performance
  • Tree Identification and selection, including the recognition of common trees, and analysing and selecting trees for a range of applications
  • Plant health, including the identification and treatment of common tree pests and diseases
  • Urban tree management, including the methods of tree planning, assessment and evaluation.

Technical and professional skills

At the end of the course, you will be confidently able to:

  • Manage urban forests
  • Write management plans for urban trees
  • Conduct tree risk assessments
  • Discuss issues of sustainability in managing trees (including environmental, social, and economic factors)
  • Articulate the contribution trees can make to urban life.

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