Arborist skills for second year apprentices will examine the ANSI A-300 tree care standards and apply those standards to various tree care situations. Apprentices will learn how to assess different trees for pruning needs; evaluate when and where to make cuts; demonstrate basic pruning cuts used by the trade; compare commercial, municipal, and utility applications for pruning; and relate pruning needs for specific trees. Course helps prepare apprentices for future coursework in the 2nd year of related instruction.
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