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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  
Competencies
  1. Outline key safety concerns associated with tree climbing and pruning.
    1. Determine if a tree is safe to climb.
    2. Explain safety concerns for tree workers in elevated positions and on the ground.
  2. Investigate equipment used in climbing and rigging.
    1. Demonstrate proper knot tying.
    2. Explain safe rigging technique.
  3. Examine the application of pruning equipment in tree care.
    1. Identify types of pruning equipment.
    2. Determine the appropriate use of saws, loppers and shears.
    3. Identify when power equipment is needed.
  4. Evaluate tree species specific pruning practices.
    1. Determine optimal time of pruning for each tree group.
    2. Determine which pruning practices are appropriate for each tree species.
  5. Assess outcomes of pruning practices.
    1. Estimate the path and potential safety concerns of limb removal.
    2. Predict tree growth responses to pruning practices.
  6. Evaluate the need for pruning at different stages of tree growth.
    1. Assess tree structure at planting.
    2. Determine appropriate tree structure needed during juvenility.
    3. Determine key structure needed for mature trees.
  7. Demonstrate proper pruning and climbing technique.



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