CUGE-ARB-3024 Veteran Tree Care

INTRODUCTION
Veteran trees are cherished assets, and potential liabilities. International standards and practices can mitigate their risk, from high to acceptably low. Reducing the trees' size reduces the likelihood of failure. But how much pruning is enough, or too much? Research provides reliable guidance.

Standard trunk, flare, and root inspection applies. Decay can be managed by treatments and monitoring. Give trees a chance to adapt to their environment and to our management. Give management a chance to adapt symbiotically to tree response.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
  • Discover ways to clarify goals and objectives
  • Appreciate the ecological roles of tree associates
  • Recognise signs of strength and weakness
  • Understand how a mature tree adapts as it ages
  • Study compartmentalisation and response growth
  • Learn about treatments that are practised in other regions
  • See how international standards guide arboriculture
  • Learn how to specify mitigating measures for veteran trees

COURSE CONTENT/OVERVIEW
  • Managing the site to improve tree conditions
  • Treating the soil to improve root function
  • Standard flare care treatments
  • Using different forms to record tree inspections
  • Pruning strategies to sustain tree health and stability
  • Specifying mitigating measures for veteran trees
  • Changing maintenance as tree ages

METHODOLOGY
  • Classroom lecture
  • Field study
  • Group discussion

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Arborists
  • Horticulturists
  • Landscape architects

ABOUT THE TRAINER
Guy Meilleur is a consulting arborist with 45 years of experience in managing and caring for trees. He is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist. He is a former staff arborist at University of North Carolina, Instructor at Duke University, and sometimes writes as Detective Dendro. He is a frequent presenter at national conferences and leads trainings for groups across the country. His company, Historic Tree Care, applies traditional and cutting edge methods to conserve significant trees on public and private sites.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS
Professional Certification CEUs/CPDs
Certified Practising Horticulturist Pending
ISA Certified Arborist Pending
*Awarded points may differ for different sessions. Please refer to the latest mailer or contact our staff for more information.

COURSE FEES
Course Fees (Inclusive of GST)
Full fee $556.40
Fees include the provision of training, assessment materials, tools and equipment and refreshment. Terms and conditions apply.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Please register and pay online here.
*CUGE course confirmation e-mail will be sent to all participants who have registered successfully.

Class size will be limited to facilitate discussions and group exercises. Please register early.
Please submit your completed online application forms at least seven days before the date of course. Course places will only be confirmed upon receipt of the duly completed application forms and payment.

ENQUIRY CONTACT
Ms Penny Teng
Tel: 6462 9001
E-mail: penny_teng@nparks.gov.sg

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