Tree Preservation, Diversification and Sustainability

Registration Eligibility
Registered landscape architects and ISA certified arborists
Start Date
06/19/2018
End Date
06/19/2020
Description
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.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
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.
Instructors
Len Phillips (editor) with sources cited
Website Registration
Course Codes
GCE-1-1405
Provider
gibneyCE.com


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