Trees on Building Sites

Registration Eligibility
Registered LAs and ISA certified arborists
Start Date
10/21/2016
End Date
10/21/2018
Description
This is a six credit course describing the issues and methods for protecting, preserving and mitigating damage to trees on building sites. The Critical Root Zone is defined and the effects of construction around roots is discussed at length. The effects of roots on infrastructure and the use of root barriers is explained. Growing trees on both public and private property is discussed. Specifications for planting and protecting trees are outlined.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
6.0
Learning Outcomes
1 - Participants will fully understand what constitutes the Critical Root Zone of trees.
2 - LAs will learn the method for starting, overseeing and completing a project with existing trees on site.
3 - LAs will learn how to determine when trees are worth preserving before a project begins.
4 - Participants will understand the importance of root protection and minimizing soil compaction will be explained.
Instructors
Gordon Mann and Len Phillips - editors with sources cited
Website Registration
Course Codes
GCE-6-1406
Provider
gibneyCE.com


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