Threats to Trees
This course examines the many threats that challenge the life and health of trees, including pests and pathogens, poor soil conditions, lack of pruning, planting too from native conditions and climate, and mistakes made by caretakers/planters.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learners will be able to identify and describe which insects threaten particular tree species and which insects can benefit trees.
Learners will be able to identify and describe diseases that are common to trees, and they will be able to explain what conditions expose trees to particular tree species.
Learners will be able to discuss how improper soil conditions can threaten trees and what remediation steps can be taken improve soil conditions.
Learners will be able to describe how pruning trees can benefit their health, appearance and longevity.
Learners will be able to explain the value of planting native versus non-native or invasive tree species and why placing particular trees at certain locations on a site can impact tree health and survival.
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