HORT504 – Tree Transplanting

Module code
Module title
Tree Transplanting
The aim of this module is to develop student's knowledge and competency in carrying out tree transplanting.
  • SX1803
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Undertake procedures required to manage transplanting.
Transplant trees using specialist equipment.
Compile post-transplant care report.
oPermits and resource consents, processes and attainment, those required for transporting on road
oAccess and preparation requirements, current site, new site
oWeight estimation techniques, workplace procedures, lifting, excavation, transport equipment, piolet vehicles
oLabour, equipment schedules, planning, time allocations
oTransporting devices, excavation, lifting, cartage, tree spade, techniques, processes, limitations, pros, cons
oSite preparation, tree preparation, lift and secure techniques, codes of practice, transportation permits, unloading, placements, positioning, planting, stabilisation
oPost trans-planting care; soil amendments, formative/remedial pruning, stabilisation, client advice, reporting
oHealth and Safety
oSustainable practices

Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will be face to face delivery including; workshops, project based interactive tasks, with group sessions, tutorials, on-line learning, work integration, and independent research for the creation of portfolios of evidence of learning.
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.