HORT332 – Pruning

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Module code
Module title
The aim of this module is to develop student’s ability to prune young trees and shrubs.
  • SX1702
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Identify the form and features to be emphasised in the tree in arboriculture situations.
Prune young trees and shrubs under 10 metres in arboriculture situations
- Tree form identification
- Enhancing trees by pruning
- Bud identification; floral, vegetative and mixed
- Pruning without chainsaw use above ground
- Techniques and progression, ground staff role
- Tree climbing, codes of practice
- Branch removal; crown lifting, reduction, thinning, deadwooding, clearing out, formative pruning, crown restoration
- Site cleanup
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Theoretical face-to-face and online sessions including workbooks, lectures, workshops, group practical activities, discussion, independent learning, and assignments centred on project based learning.

Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is competency-based. In order to pass this module, students must attempt and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard.