Arboriculture is the science and art of tree care in developed landscapes. This course covers the following range of topics generally encountered
Arboriculture is the science and art of tree care in developed landscapes. This course covers the following range of topics generally encountered in the arboriculture industry, with an emphasis on practical knowledge for those working in Hawai‘i: soil management, identification and selection of woody plants, installation and establishment of woody plants, safe work practices, tree biology, pruning, diagnosis and treatment, urban forestry, tree protection, and tree risk management.
Furthermore, the course will prepare those wanting to take the International Society of Arboriculture’s Certified Arborist Exam. The course consists of 13 online modules to be completed on your own time, two modules per week (total of 32 hours) and 1 in-person training (8 hours). The instructor will have office hours on Thursdays and Sundays from 3–5pm to answer questions and assist you with practice testing.