Demonstrate knowledge of trees and shrubs used for turf areas




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Demonstrate knowledge of trees and shrubs used for turf areas


Level

2

Credits

5


Purpose People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the characteristics and functions of desirable trees and shrubs for turf areas; describe the processes involved in planting and maintaining trees and shrubs for turf areas; and the pruning requirements of trees and shrubs for turf use.


Subfield

Sports Turf

Domain

Sports Turf Management

Status

Registered

Status date

17 October 2008

Date version published

17 October 2008

Planned review date

31 December 2013

Entry information

Open.

Accreditation

Evaluation of documentation by NZQA and industry.

Standard setting body (SSB)

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference

0037

This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes
Assessment

This unit standard can be assessed against in either a sports turf or amenity turf context.


Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Describe the characteristics and functions of desirable trees and shrubs for turf areas.
Performance criteria
1.1 Trees and shrubs for turf areas are described in terms of their desirable characteristics.
Range at least five of – rooting habit, foliage type, fruiting problems, crown shape, density of foliage and shade potential, susceptibility to diseases and pests, susceptibility to storm damage, height and life span, windbreak, toxicity problems, maintenance requirements.
1.2 Trees and shrubs for turf areas are described in terms of their functions.
Range architectural, aesthetic, engineering, economic.
1.3 Trees and shrubs for turf areas are described in terms of their effects on turf growth.
1.4 Common species of deciduous and evergreen trees are identified which meet the requirements for turf areas.
Range evidence is required for at least three deciduous and three evergreen trees.
Element 2
Describe the processes involved in planting and maintaining trees and shrubs for turf areas.
Performance criteria
2.1 Trees and shrubs are described in terms of the ways in which they are supplied.
Range at least two of – bare rooted, balled, containers, cuttings.
2.2 The site selection, site preparation, and planting of trees and shrubs are described in terms of the factors to be considered.
Range at least five of – impact on sport play, impact on turf health, exposure, pH, water, soil type, site aspect, soil fertility, utility services.
2.3 Tree or shrub planting or staking is described in terms of method.
2.4 Trees and shrubs are described in terms of their annual maintenance requirements.
Range at least five of – fertilising, watering, mulching, weeding, pruning, trimming, pest and disease control, windblown trees.
Element 3
Describe the pruning requirements of trees or shrubs for turf use.
Performance criteria
3.1 Trees and shrubs are described in terms of the reasons for pruning or trimming.
Range at least five of – root loss, transplanting, shape, size, plant health, flowering, apical dominance, reversion, mechanical damage, lopsided branching, double leaders, health and safety.
3.2 Flowering trees and shrubs are described in terms of the general rules for pruning in accordance with flowering habit and season.
3.3 Tree work is described in terms of the regulations and safety precautions required.
3.4 Tree climbing is described in terms of the safe methods and equipment needed.
Please note
Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the Primary Industry Training Organisation standards@primaryito.ac.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.

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