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AGH 224 - Tree Maintenance

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course investigates the maintenance techniques used in tree care. Emphasis is placed on the pests, pathogens and treatment of tree diseases.
Prerequisite: AGH 281  
Competencies
  1. Develop tree care profiles.
    1. Determine what intensity of management is appropriate for tree scenarios.
    2. Select appropriate practices for tree care profile scenarios.
  2. Identify tree maintenance risks.
    1. Describe risks from pest and pathogens.
    2. Examine risks from improper cultural practices.
  3. Perform annual inspections for tree maintenance.
    1. Compare typical and atypical leaf and stem tissues.
    2. Identify proper tree root and crown development.
  4. Distinguish between major tree biotic diseases and pests.
  5. Compare and contrast tree pest management techniques.
    1. Outline potential soil remedies to tree pest infestations.
    2. Discuss options for tree spraying and injection.
  6. Inspect trees for biotic diseases and pests.
    1. Identify signs and symptoms of key diseases.
    2. Investigate trees for signs and symptoms of key arthropod pests.
  7. Evaluate predisposition to health risks based on species of tree.
  8. Evaluate the industry potential for future tree health and maintenance risks.
    1. Assess the role monoculture has in pest outbreaks.
    2. Outline ways humans can spread pathogens.
    3. Explain the impact the industry and construction have on tree health.



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