Basic Pruning

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Curriculum Breakdown – 1 Day

The course composition has been designed to provide attendees with theoretical knowledge necessary to properly execute the desired pruning objectives, and the practical training which is necessary to safely and efficiently perform pruning to the accepted industry standards .

 

Elements of Pruning

∎ Biology and physiology           ∎ Species identification

∎ Pruning objectives                   ∎ Visual tree assessment

∎ Tool inspection, selection and safe working procedures

 

Biology and Physiology

∎ Natural target pruning            ∎ Branch collar

∎ Branch bark ridge

∎ Compartmentalization of decay in trees (CODIT)

 

Species Identification

∎ Nomenclature                           ∎ Plant tolerance

∎ Plant parts                                 ∎ Growth habits

 

Visual Tree Assessment

∎ Roots and collar                       ∎ Trunk

∎ Scaffolds                                    ∎ Twigs

∎ Leaves

 

Young Tree Training

∎ Objectives                                  ∎ Pruning for future form and function

∎ Tree structure                           ∎  Cycle of Young Tree Training

 

Pruning objectives

∎ Containment                             ∎ Cleaning

∎ Reduction                                  ∎ Rejuvenation

∎ Thinning

 

Tool selection, inspection, and safe work procedures

 

Group Exercises

∎ Visual Tree Assessment

∎ Young Tree Training

∎ Pruning objectives

 

Cost $150.00