ARBO304 – Amenity Tree Pruning

Module code
Module title
Amenity Tree Pruning
The aim of this module is to develop student’s knowledge and skill in pruning young amenity trees and shrubs from the ground and above the ground in arboriculture situations.
  • SX1702
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
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. Prune young trees and shrubs from the ground to a prescribed form.
2. Prune young trees and shrubs under 10 metres.
- Equipment selection
- Producing shape and structure to prescribed form, formative pruning, hedging, multistem, single leader
- Removing dead and diseased wood
- Site clean and tidy
- Pruning trees less than 10 metres, without a clear bole, requiring no chainsaw use above ground
- Consultation with ground staff, working techniques and progression.
- Accessing the tree canopy
- Removal of branches, without damage to the tree, (crown lifting, reduction, thinning, dead wooding, formative pruning, crown restoration; shape and structure)
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.