Tree Preservation, Diversification and Sustainability
Registered landscape architects and ISA certified arborists
This course looks at three very important aspects of the protection and selection of trees in the landscape. The first part discusses the important steps in protecting trees during construction, preventing injury and aftercare. The second part is a discussion on the practice and importance of diversification in the urban forest. Not only species diversity but age, shape, food value and wildlife issues are explained. A practical strategy for diversity is presented. The third part of this course is a brief but essential discussion of sustainability principles with regard to tree selection.
Horticulture / Plants
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1 - Readers will receive basic but essential knowledge in three areas of arboriculture related to site design.
2 - Readers will come away with a firm understanding of the important steps in tree preservation on construction sites.
3 - Readers will learn and understand the importance of diversity in their designs and a strategy is spelled out to facilitate this understanding.
4 - Some basic but very important aspects of sustainability considerations when selecting trees are explained.
Len Phillips (editor) with sources cited
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