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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Forest Technology (FORT)

FORT 210 Arboriculture (3) Selection, planting, care, and maintenance of woody ornamental plants and shade trees grown in urban, suburban, and rural landscapes.

FORT 210 Arboriculture (3)

FORT 210 is a third-semester, three-credit forestry elective in the Forest Technology curriculum. The course is recommended for students who have a basic knowledge of tree/plant identification and forestry but with the instructor's permission is open to third-semester-standing students interested in arboriculture. A significant portion of the course includes labs where tree-climbing skills are taught using climbing saddles, ropes, and applicable hardware.

Course objectives include an understanding of the importance of the urban-community forest, the importance of trees and woody plants, how they grow and how to care for them. Students will gain the basic knowledge and experience needed for employment in the field of urban forestry and arboriculture.

Course grades will be based on assignments, lecture exams, a final examination, lab performance, and reports and quizzes.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: second-year standing

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.