ARBO604 – Advanced Tree Inspection

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Module code
ARBO604
Module title
Advanced Tree Inspection
Prescription
The aim of this module is to develop students skill and knowledge to outline and undertake an integrated approach to the inspection of amenity trees.
Programmes
  • SX1902
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
5
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
20
Self directed hours
30
Total learning hours
50
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Undertake scientific tree inspection using current tools and methods to produce a justified report on tree health
Content
? Importance and use of tree inspection
? Site analysis and environmental influences upon trees.
? Risk assessment
? Conducting a site survey, tree boundaries, tree lots.
? Identifying visual signs of symptoms of factors affecting tree condition; including decay, diseases, disorders, pests and visual tree inspection.
? Use of Arborsonic Decay Detector, Increment Borer and Resistograph.
? Best industry practice techniques and equipment
? Scientific Tree inspection
? Soil compaction analysis.
? Analysis data collected and determine tree condition.
? Disorders
? Justified reporting in findings
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students need to pass all components of the portfolio with at least 50% in order to pass this module.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Project-based learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices