Jun 03, 2020
AGH 225 - Tree Climbing and Pruning Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course investigates the basic steps and equipment needed for safe tree climbing and pruning techniques used in tree management.
Prerequisite: AGH 281
- Outline key safety concerns associated with tree climbing and pruning.
- Determine if a tree is safe to climb.
- Explain safety concerns for tree workers in elevated positions and on the ground.
- Investigate equipment used in climbing and rigging.
- Demonstrate proper knot tying.
- Explain safe rigging technique.
- Examine the application of pruning equipment in tree care.
- Identify types of pruning equipment.
- Determine the appropriate use of saws, loppers and shears.
- Identify when power equipment is needed.
- Evaluate tree species specific pruning practices.
- Determine optimal time of pruning for each tree group.
- Determine which pruning practices are appropriate for each tree species.
- Assess outcomes of pruning practices.
- Estimate the path and potential safety concerns of limb removal.
- Predict tree growth responses to pruning practices.
- Evaluate the need for pruning at different stages of tree growth.
- Assess tree structure at planting.
- Determine appropriate tree structure needed during juvenility.
- Determine key structure needed for mature trees.
- Demonstrate proper pruning and climbing technique.
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