Trees in the Urban Environment 2012

Trees in the Urban Environment 2012

Once again The Tree Council  (Auckland) is running their Trees in the Urban Environment course.  Please come and find out more about Auckland’s urban trees.  The course runs every other week, Wednesday evening & Saturday from 5 September to Saturday 20 October. On successful completion of the course participants will be awarded a certificate of attainment by The Tree Council (Auckland).

The course covers an introduction to the value of urban trees, explanation of the new tree protection rules, identifying different species and exploring the variety of our native urban forest.  The course also covers plant structure and function, tree families (botany and nomenclature), and great Auckland trees and tree collections. You will also find out about appropriate trees for appropriate places and  plant adaptation.  There is practical work: pruning, maintenance, tree health, planting, transplanting and aftercare plus a Planting Field Trip at Oakley Creek, Mt Albert and public perceptions, pruning trees – why and how (theory)

The course includes both classroom seminars and field trips.

8 Sessions for $120.00 or individually $20.00 for Wednesday sessions & $25 for Saturday Field Trips

All enquiries to:

Sherylle Scott ph 09 523 1647; 021 652316

Mels Barton ph 09 816 8337; 021 213 7779

Or email thetreecouncil@ihug.co.nz

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