Trees on Building Sites
Registered LAs and ISA certified arborists
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.
Horticulture / Plants
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
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.
Gordon Mann and Len Phillips - editors with sources cited
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