ARBO302 – Tree Planting

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Module code
ARBO302
Module title
Tree Planting
Prescription
The aim of this module is to develop student’s knowledge and skill in planting trees in arboriculture situations.
Programmes
  • SX1702
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
2
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
13
Self directed hours
7
Total learning hours
20
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
As per Ako: Teaching and Learning Directions – Project-based learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices
Learning Outcomes
1. Prepare holes for planting trees and fill.
2. Plant trees manually in their final site.
3. Demonstrate understanding of tree protection systems.
Content
- Manual and mechanical hole preparation
- Size and shape suitability for plant root system
- Working soil to friable condition, edges of hole, and for fill
- Working without glazing sides or hole
- Application of soil amendments, and when required
- Site check for underground services, risks from planting or root growth.
- Placement for natural growth pattern or roots
- Root to soil contact, with friable soil, preventing roots drying out
- Checking root and soil moisture, ensuring sufficient in root zone
- Securing root tree, preventing root ball movement and tree falling; staking, guying
- Identification and explanation of tree protection systems, in terms of selection criteria to meet site and client requirements.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. Students must gain a minimum mark of 50% in the achievement-based assessments and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement-based assessment tasks. Where there are only competency components, pass or fail will be awarded.
Learning and Teaching Resource
? Tutorial notes, exercises and readings, flexible, blended learning focus on content and material as projects for project based learning.
? Interactive Moodle platform.