Apprentices will explore plant health care management by examining treatment options and prescriptions. Course learning outcomes will examine PHC options, examine integrated pest management; and build skills handling chemicals, operating equipment, and applying treatments. Course will compare specialized equipment used by arborists for plant health care. The course will also explore amending soils and responding to tree damage from construction. Integrated vegetation management standards will be reviewed. Additional tree and shrub disorders will be identified and diagnosed. The third of 3 tree and shrub identification courses will focus on identifying both evergreen and deciduous woody shrubs in the field. Apprentices must already possess their State applicator's license before taking this course.