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 ORH 4242: Arboriculture

Topics covered:

  • Anatomy and Biology
  • Tree structure and Mechanics
  • Tree ID and Selection
  • Soil Science and Water Management
  • Plant Health Care and Nutrition
  • Site Preparation and Design
  • Tree planting and Establishment
  • Pruning
  • Nursery production
  • Diagnostics and Disorders
  • Construction and Veteran Tree Care
  • Tree Risk Assessment

Spring 2022, 4 credit course

Tuesday 10:40 to 11:30 & Thursday 10:40 to 12:35

Building: MAEB, Room: 0238

Instructor: Ryan Klein 


 Lectures, videos, readings, and weekly assignments will be augmented by many applied indoor and outdoor exercises. Industry professionals from various backgrounds will guest lecture to provide real-world experiences and a better understanding of the opportunities available to students post-graduation. 

 Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills:Basic understanding of biological principles including introductory Dendrology, Botany, or equivalent is helpful but not necessary.

Syllabus: ORH 4242