CUGE-ARB-3032 Soils and Tree Roots: Principles and Practices

INTRODUCTION
Soil give a tree's root system five critical requirements: oxygen, water, nutrients, space to explore and anchorage. Soil compaction through human and livestock activities is detrimental to all of these and thus to tree health. Through the course, participants will be taught the functions and requirements of tree root systems, how to consider tree root systems when planning soil works for existing trees, design functional engineered soil systems for urban trees and understand how to estimate tree root volume requirements. 

COURSE OVERVIEW

The course covers: 

  • Basic soil pedology and soil morphology
  • Recognising and understanding the importance of soil texture, colour and profile form
  • Functions of tree root systems
  • Rules for tree works, engineered urban tree soils, and estimating tree rooting volumes
 
METHODOLOGY
  • Classroom Based
  • Field Study
  • Hands On

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Horticulturists
  • Arborists
  • Tree Care Personnel

ABOUT THE TRAINER
Mr Simon Leake is the founder and principal consultant of Sydney Environmental & Soil Laboratory (SESL). He is the author of the award winning book "Soils for Landscape Development", and has more than 30 years of experience as a practising urban soil scientist. Simon is a trainer and lecturer in soil sciences at universities and colleges. 

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 $310.30
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.

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: 64629001
E-mail: penny_teng@nparks.gov.sg 

All information are correct as of the posted date. For more information, please contact us at Ask_CUGE@nparks.gov.sg