This 6-module course provides a comprehensive introduction to arboriculture, tree health, and woodland management. It is an ideal foundation for further study as well as a useful guide for keen amateur gardeners who would like to know more about this specialist area.
Includes course book, Woodland Management (Printed course only.), all course materials and full tutorial support.
Study topics covered include: soil formation, structure and physical characteristics; soil water; the history of woodland/forestry cover in Great Britain from 1600 A.D.; ecology and woodland ecosystems; tree structure and physiology, causes of ill health and treatment; propagation, selection, planting and aftercare of woody plants; health and safety issues; equipment maintenance; trees and the law.
Students have up to 12 months to complete this course, allowing them to work through the modules at their own pace. On average, however, it takes students around 10 months to complete the course, based on 3 – 4 hours study time per week. Students can also purchase an extra 12 months of tutor support for just £20 if required.
Our tutorial support is second-to-none! You’ll be assigned a personal tutor as soon as you enrol who will work with you all the way through. You can contact your tutor directly at any time if you have any questions or problems, or if you would just like a chat about how the course is going. Tutorial support is by e-mail and/or instant chat