Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture

    What will I study?


    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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