Study programmes / B-ARB Arboristics / Tree Care
Course code:TPVA
Course title in language of instruction:Technologické postupy v arboristice
Course title in Czech:Technologické postupy v arboristice
Course title in English:Tree Care
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2/2 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester); part-time, 19/0/0 (h/h/days in semester)
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2019/2020 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:prof. Ing. Jindřich Neruda, CSc. (instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Pavel Nevrkla (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Aims of the course:A comprehensive introduction to the practices used in the care of trees growing outside forest. Studying of professional continuity necessary for rational design, implementation and control of Tree service treatment.
Course contents:
1.Development of technological processes in tree care - changing view of care for urban forest. (allowance 2/2)
2.Environmental requirements for trees, possibilities of modification of habitat conditions of mature trees. (allowance 2/2)
3.Selection of plant material for planting nurseries decorative woody plants. (allowance 2/2)
4.Urban tree planting I. -- technological process of tree planting. (allowance 2/2)
5.Urban tree planting II. - technological process of replanting tree . (allowance 2/2)
6.Urban tree planting III. - post-planting tree care. (allowance 2/2)
7.Trees pruning I. -- anatomy of branching defects including, purpose of cutting, phytopathological context. (allowance 2/2)
8.Trees pruning II. - method of cutting, and timing. (allowance 2/2)
9.Trees pruning III. -- technology groups of cutting. (allowance 2/2)
10.Trees pruning IV. - practical training in cutting trees. (allowance 2/2)
11.Cable bracing I. - ensuring the tree crowns, dynamic and static cable bracing. (allowance 2/2)
12.Cable bracing II. - practical training ensuring the tree crowns, dynamic and static cable bracing. (allowance 2/2)
13.Determination of and price negotiation technological procedures - the use of descriptions and indicative prices for construction work (allowance 2/2)
14.Protecting trees during construction activities. (allowance 2/2)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-ability to make decisions
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-ability to solve problems
-ability to speak and write in mother tongue
-ability to work independently
-capacity to adapt to new situations
-capacity to learn
-designing and managing projects
-professional knowledge
-quality concept awareness

Specific competences:
-Competence to design a suitable combination of trees for planting in the forest and landscape
-Knowledge of basic business
-Knowledge of ecological needs of woody species
-Problem solving ability
-The ability to use ultrasonic technology for the measurement of trees
-The ability to work in terrain
-Tree work proposal

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:credit test and oral exam - the student have to prove his/her knowlege of basic techniques and procedures in arboriculture according to recognized standards of tree care.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h0 h
     practice28 h0 h
     professional educational excursion16 h4 h
     consultation0 h15 h
     workshop16 h0 h
     preparation for exam23 h70 h
     preparation for regular assessment15 h25 h
     preparation for regular testing15 h25 h
     report from excursion, tour, practical placement5 h0 h
     elaboration of reports22 h9 h
     elaboration and execution of projects0 h20 h
Total168 h168 h

Basic reading list
  • NERUDA, J. -- NEVRKLA, P. -- LADRA, D. Technika pro arboristy. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2014. 227 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-948-3.
  • KOLAŘÍK, J. et al. Péče o dřeviny rostoucí mimo les . Vlašim: ČSOP Vlašim, 2003. 261 p. ISBN 80-86327-36-1.
  • Standardy péče o přírodu a krajinu A02 001 - Výsadba stromů. KOLAŘÍK, J. -- FLEK, S. -- HORA, D. -- IMRAMOVSKÝ, P. -- KEJHA, L. -- LADRA, D. -- MAUER, O. -- OPRAVIL, J. -- ÚRADNÍČEK, L. 2013. URL:
  • Standardy péče o přírodu a krajinu A02 002 - Řez stromů. KOLAŘÍK, J. -- HORA, D. -- KEJHA, L. -- KOVÁŘÍK, Z. -- RŮŽIČKA, P. -- SKOTNICA, J. -- ÚRADNÍČEK, L. -- VÁGNEROVÁ, I. 2012. URL:
  • JELÍNKOVÁ, J. -- TUHÁČEK, M. Právní vztahy k dřevinám: praktický průvodce. 1st ed. Grada, 2016. 168 p. Právo pro každého. ISBN 978-80-271-0112-2.