Certificate in Arboriculture

Certificate in Arboriculture

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The Certificate in Arboriculture VHT090 has been developed in response to industry demand and is specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks. Real-world exercises are used throughout the program. 

Arboriculture is the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants. It is both a practice and a science.

The science of arboriculture studies how these plants grow and respond to cultural practices and to their environment. The practice of arboriculture includes cultural techniques such as selection, planting, training, fertilization, pest and pathogen control, pruning, shaping, and removal.

A person who practices or studies arboriculture can be termed an 'arborist' or an 'arboriculturist'. A 'tree surgeon' is more typically someone who is trained in the physical maintenance and manipulation of trees and therefore more a part of the arboriculture process rather than an arborist "per se".

Risk management, legal issues, and aesthetic considerations have come to play prominent roles in the practice of arboriculture.

Arboriculture is primarily focused on individual woody plants and trees maintained for permanent landscape and amenity purposes, usually in gardens, parks or other populated settings, by arborists, for the enjoyment, protection, and benefit of human beings. It falls under the general umbrella of horticulture.

Core Modules:    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate In Arboriculture.

  •      Arboriculture I BHT106
  •      Horticulture I BHT101
  •      Plant Selection And Establishment BHT107
  •      Arboriculture II BHT208
  •      Trees For Rehabilitation BHT205

Elective Modules:    In addition to the core modules, students study any 1 of the following 2 modules.

  •      Deciduous Trees BHT244
  •      Plant Protection BHT207

Note that each module in the Certificate In Arboriculture is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

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