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Apprentices will examine tree biology and relate concepts to the work performed by arborists in an urban forestry setting. Course competencies include understanding tree function and structure, categorizing the impact of diseases and pests, examining the CODIT model, and exploring tree risk concepts. Course will examine basic plant health needs, tree sites, and nutrition and soil requirements. The second of 3 tree and shrub identification courses will focus on more coniferous and deciduous trees from the arborist apprenticeship must-know list, and explore associated tree and shrub disorders.