• Program: Landscape and Horticulture Careers
  • Course: Advanced Arboriculture
  • Course #: LNDC2165
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

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 & 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.

Course 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.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals 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

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  LNDC1131
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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