Tree Care II Online Course

Arboriculture B Online Course
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

Arboriculture II builds on Arboriculture I. This online course concentrates on tree planting and maintenance. Through this course you will learn tree management, minimize potential long term tree problems, learn tree selection techniques, learn to strengthen and improve the health of existing trees, and improve your techniques in removing trees and stumps.

Course Aims:

  • Explain how to plant a specified advanced-sized tree on a specific site.
  • Explain tree injection, including the technique and applications.
  • Identify situations where trees require strengthening operations to be carried out.
  • Compare different ways to control roots which invade underground pipes.
  • Calculate the cost of removing a specified tree.
  • Determine appropriate tree species suited to a specific site visited and analysed.
  • Devise a method for removing a tree, including tree felling and stump removal.
  • Analyse specimens of mature trees, from different genera, to detect any patterns in problems occurring in those trees.
  • Develop criteria for the establishment of a tree plantation on a specific site which addresses; site restrictions, cost and function.


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    Detailed Course Outline

    This course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.  Click below to read about each of the lessons and what you will learn.

    There are 7 Lessons in this course:

    Tree Planting Techniques

    • Soil, Water, Climate
    • Maintenance
    • Matching a tree to the site
    • Local regulations
    • Plant at the right time
    • Planting techniques
    • Plant size and age
    • Container type
    • Buying a tree
    • How to plant a tree
    • Watering method
    • Transplanting a large tree
    • Preparing for transplanting, Transplanting deciduous trees
    • After-care
    • Pruning at planting
    • Pocket planting, Slope serration, Wattling
    • Planting on Arid sites
    • Direct seeding, Spray seeding
    • Small feature trees
    • Trees with berries

    Controlling Plant Problems

    • Temperature, Frost, Wind
    • Acclimatisation
    • Tree guards
    • Other Tree Problems (Fire damage, Fire Resistant trees, pollution and toxic reactions, Soil contamination, Treating foliage burn)
    • Soil rehabilitation
    • Trees to extract soil contaminants
    • Soil chemical composition
    • Air pollution and tree growth, pollutant tolerant trees, Pollution intolerant trees, Trees to control Urban air pollution
    • Dry soils, Symptoms of drought stressed trees, Dry soil tolerant trees
    • Trees for hot sites
    • Drainage problems and trees
    • Wet tolerant trees
    • Tree health problems
    • Pest resistant plant species
    • Choosing and using pesticides safely
    • Biological controls of pest and disease, Life-cycles
    • Termites
    • Tree injections
    • Tree nutrition and nutrition management, Fertilisers

    Strengthening Weak Trees

    • Trimming technique, Adverse responses to trimming
    • Thinning
    • Bracing, temporary props, Modern bracing systems
    • Bolting, Rodding technique, Guy wires
    • How strong is dead wood
    • Cabling

    Controlling Damage Caused by Plants

    • Tree damage
    • Tree root problems, trees that can cause problems with drains, precautions with drains, selecting and using trees near drains
    • Limiting root problems
    • Root pruning
    • Trees and the water table (Aquifers)
    • Trees and power lines
    • Poisonous trees

    Tree Felling and Stump Removal

    • Tree evaluation systems
    • Calculating tree value
    • Tree removal, Why remove a tree
    • Tree felling methods, Axe, Saws, Winches, Chain saw
    • Controlling the fall
    • Different methods or removing stumps
    • Protecting trees, National Tree registers
    • Measuring tree height
    • Keeping a work site safe, risk assessment
    • Duty of care
    • Costing jobs

    Tolerant Plant Species

    • What to plant where
    • Tree data required
    • Influence of trees on buildings
    • Species suitability
    • Planning considerations
    • Harsh environments
    • Frost protection, Frost resistant trees
    • Sun protection
    • Mulching
    • Fencing
    • Wind protection, Wind tolerant trees
    • Soil degradation, Saline tolerant trees, Lime tolerance, Acid tolerance
    • Hardy trees for inner city
    • Review of several major genera (Acer, Fraxinus, Pinus, Quercus)

    Establishing a Tree Plantation

    • Windbreaks
    • Windbreak design
    • Choosing windbreak species
    • Designing tree plantations
    • Producing drawings to scale.

    When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

    Course Tutor(s)

    Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)

    Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design. Meanwhile the business has covered a variety of Garden Design projects, from wildflower gardens to seaside situations, and has included some work with Chelsea Gold multi-winner John Moreland.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

    We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.