LNDC2155 Advanced Tree Climbing Operations

This course is a continuation of Tree Climbing Operations with emphasis on tree care via rope and saddle climbing. Specialized topics and practices to include: An overview of basic tree climbing, advanced hitches and knots, progressive equipment and techniques, line placement and tree entry, limb walking, pruning techniques, aerial rescue, electrical hazard awareness, and basic rigging.

Credits

2

Prerequisite

LNDC1131 and LNDC2150

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate knowledge of advanced knot tying
Demonstrate knowledge of cutting and pruning a tree canopy
Identify tree climbing equipment
Demonstrate care of equipment
Practice techniques for entering a tree canopy
Develop trust in safety equipment
Perform tree safety inspection

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

1

lab:

1