Increasingly federal, provincial and municipal services, as well as parks and conservation authorities and horticultural businesses, including fertilizer and chemical dealers, are seeking employees with an interest in large trees and with specialized knowledge in how trees contribute to the urban landscape. Students will learn how trees function, how to use integrated pest management to control diseases and insect problems, how to improve fertility through proper soil management and how to scout for tree problems. Business management skills are also taught. Students will also learn how to cable and brace trees and to fell trees. Students must supply own basic safety equipment and some climbing equipment. Courses leading to external licenses and certificates also available.
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