LNDC2165 Advanced Arboriculture

This course is a continuation of Arboriculture I and is designed to give students a advanced knowledge of the care and recognition of problems facing woody plants in the landscape. Topics covered include: advanced tree pruning, storms and damage, hazard trees, soil remediation, plant appraisal and valuation, trees and the law, commercial use of pesticide injections, and air spade work. The class will discuss the ANSI and MnDOT industry standards for woody plant material and describe the Tree Inspector Certification process through the MN Dept. of Agriculture. Students will also study the defects within trees in which structural integrity may be compromised, as well as recognizing and identifying potentially hazardous trees and defects within trees. Emphasis will be on trees within the urban setting where typical surroundings and conditions will influence best management practices.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

LNDC1131

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:
Access ANSI and MnDOT standards for small woody plant material
Perform pruning of trees under 12 feet tall
Recommend soil remediation measures for trees and shrubs
Demonstrate tree hazards through site inspections
Identify symptoms of invasive pests in the landscape
Recommend IPM measures to control invasive pest problems in the landscape
Perform tree value appraisals in the landscape
Demonstrate knowledge of the MDA Tree Inspector Certification process
Demonstrate knowledge of CODIT
Demonstrate knowledge of species roles in compartmentalization
Recognize structural issues versus health issues
Communicate various aspects of risk management/avoidance

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:

2

lab:

1