Study programmes / B-ARB Arboristics / Tree Climbing - Practice
Course code:STROMP
Course title in language of instruction:Stromolezení - praktika
Course title in Czech:Stromolezení - praktika
Course title in English:Tree Climbing - Practice
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 0/2; part-time, 10/0
(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 2018/2019 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:Ing. Karel Mikulenka (instructor)
prof. Ing. Jindřich Neruda, CSc. (instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Pavel Nevrkla (examiner, instructor)
Tomáš Veverka (instructor)
Prerequisites:Tree Climbing or now Tree Climbing and (not State Bachelor Examination or now State Bachelor Examination)
Aims of the course:Knowledge of theoretical background and practical use of modern methods for output into a tree. Requirements for Safety and Health at Work in the trees and the search and evaluation of occupational hazards. Practical training and practice revision and periodic checks of personal protective equipment at the Tree Climbing. Practice tying knots, installing cable systems into the trees and their use in output and work in the crown. Effective first aid and rescue people from the crowns of standing trees. Detection and prevention of security risks. Practical validation of knowledge and skills rehearsed workflows and write the knowledge test to obtain credit. Written and oral exam.
Course contents:
1.Introduction, basic concepts, differentiation potential output methods into the trees. Limiting factors and specifics of such techniques. Introduction to basic legal regulations output to the treetops and work in a tree. Directive 2001/45/EC of the EP, Government Regulation No. 362/2005 Coll., Government Regulation No. 28/2001 Coll. (allowance 0/2)
2.Training in the implementation of revisions and periodic inspections of PPE at stromolezeckých activities. Detection and prevention of security risks. Part 1 and 2 (allowance 0/4)
3.Practice tying knots used in the Tree Climbing. Distribution nodes according to the use. Part 1 and 2 (allowance 0/4)
4.Practicing installation of cable systems in the trees and their use in output to the crown and movement in the crown. Parts 1-4 (allowance 0/8)
5.Training in first aid and rescue the injured from the trees. Training in the use of means of ascent to the crown with its own supporting structure (mobil high work plateau). (allowance 0/4)
6.Practical validation of knowledge and skills nacvičených workflows and write the knowledge test to obtain credit. (allowance 0/4)
7.Exam. (allowance 0/0)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-ability to make decisions
-ability to work independently

Specific competences:
-Knowledge of the theoretical background and practical application of working procedures and principles of work safety in tree climbing.
-Practical tree walking ability.
-The ability to work in terrain

Type of course unit:optional
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:The final block will be terminated practical credit, in which witnesses rehearsed manage workflows and theoretical knowledge quizzes. After the granting of credit students take a written and oral exam.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     practice28 h16 h
     field work34 h36 h
     consultation8 h8 h
     preparation for exam18 h18 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h10 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h10 h
     report from excursion, tour, practical placement4 h4 h
     writing of seminar paper0 h10 h
Total112 h112 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.
  • NERUDA, J. Elektronické texty – prezentace tezí přednášek a zadání do cvičení .  [online]. 2008. URL:
  • VOSTŘÁK, J. -- NETOLICKÝ, J. Technika sběru semen ze stojících stromů. Praha: SZN, 1958. 60 p.
  • Baumknoten für Kletterer und Bodenleute. 4th ed. Stockelsdorf: Schlauverl., 2009. 72 p. ISBN 978-3-9810417-0-5.
  • Seilklettertechnik: Baumklettern, Geocaching, Höhlenklettern. 1st ed. Norderstedt: Books on Demand, 2011. 199 p. ISBN 978-3-8423-4949-0.