Learn How to Use Trees To Rehabilitate Degraded Sites
This course develops an understanding of environmental systems and the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes. The right tree, in the right place, well managed, can have a significant impact on land and soil quality and contribute significantly to the health of an ecosystem.
You'll learn about seed collection and storage and the process of growing, planting and nurturing young trees through the early stages of growth. In addition, you'll explore the role trees play in returning balance to a degraded site and how to manage this process effectively.
What Will I Learn?
There are 10 Lessons in this course:
- Approaches To Land Rehabilitation
- Ecology Of Soils And Plant Health
- Introduction To Seed Propagation Techniques
- Propagation And Nursery Stock.
- Dealing With Chemical Problems
- Physical Plant Effects On Degraded Sites
- Plant Establishment Programs
- Hostile Environments
- Plant Establishment Care
- Rehabilitating Degraded Sites
Study when, where and however much you want. For most students, the course can be completed with a total of around 100 hours of study; quality learning and a successful outcome is likely to require close to this level of commitment..
Self Assessment Tests are presented throughout the course. These are essentially an automated quiz. When you undertake a "SAT" or "Self Assessment Test", you will be able to see what you got correct, and what was incorrect; and in that way, you can identify your weaknesses.
Assignments are given at the end of each lesson. You should complete this assignment, paying careful attention to follow what is asked of you. It can be just as important to learn to work to specification, as it is to learn about the topic you are studying. Graduates who develop a habit of working to specification in the field of human behaviour, will impress employers, and will be more efficient when self employed.
A Final Exam is offered upon satisfactory completion of all assignments. This is optional. If you choose to apply for and do this exam, you will have the possibility of obtaining a "formal credit" or "Pass Certification" for this course. A fee applies. The exam may be sat under prearranged conditions anywhere in the world. This college will award you a formal transcript, upon successful completion of the exam, as proof of your results.
Recognition and Ethics
This college is a member of the ACS Affiliates Network; a group of colleges from several countries, affiliated with each other through ACS Distance Education. Courses are developed with input from all of these colleges, aspiring to reflect internationally accepted standards and needs.
A strict "No Plagiarism" and "No fraud" policy exists. Assignments are checked for plagiarism, and assignments will not be deemed to have been completed, if work is not your own original creation, and is found to have been copied from elsewhere. If the person doing the course is discovered to be different to the name enrolled, the enrolment and any results will be recorded as invalid and any fees paid will be forfeited.
A full refund less expenses (up to 15% of fees applied) is provided to anyone wishing to withdraw from a course, within 2 weeks of enrollment. This does not apply after the first assignment has been submitted and marked; or after the two weeks has expired.
Why Choose To Study With Us?
We believe that we have an ethical responsibility to make good use of the fees you pay and the time you invest into an education through our college. To this end, our first priority is always your learning. This comes before issues such as formal accreditations, speculative marketing and bureaucratic processes which all too often add considerable costs to the running of colleges, and take resources away from the provision of more valuable services to the student.
This college focuses on facilitating your learning and support to optimise that learning. We recognise that learning is all about improving knowledge and skills in your long term memory. While some colleges may focus on getting you to pass exams, by committing knowledge to short term memory; we understand that such an approach is not true education, and does little to improve your long term career or business prospects.
How Can This Course Help Me?
If your passion is environmental conservation, this course can significantly contribute to your practical knowledge in the field. This course is designed for anyone who works in or is passionate about environment and conservation studies, since healthy trees are critical to an healthy ecosystem in so many parts of our planet. It can be studied stand-alone, or combined with other courses in environmental science or horticulture. If you're already working in parks management or a land care role, this course could take you to the next level in your career as you add key knowledge to your existing land management skills.