ADVANCED TREE CLIMBING OPERATIONS

  • Program: Landscape and Horticulture Careers
  • Course: Advanced Tree Climbing Operations
  • Course #: LNDC2155
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is a continuation of Tree Climbing Operations with emphasis on tree care via rope and saddle climbing. Specialized topics and practices to include: An overview of basic tree climbing, advanced hitches and knots, progressive equipment and techniques, line placement and tree entry, limb walking, pruning techniques, aerial rescue, electrical hazard awareness, and basic rigging.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate knowledge of advanced knot tying
Demonstrate knowledge of cutting and pruning a tree canopy
Identify tree climbing equipment
Demonstrate care of equipment
Practice techniques for entering a tree canopy
Develop trust in safety equipment
Perform tree safety inspection

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details

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