There are more than three-million trees lining Toronto's streets and in public parks and ravines and millions more tree grow on private property. Help maintain a healthy, sustainable urban forest ecosystem working for municipalities, provincial and federal governments and public utilities. Tree care contractors and other private sector employers are also looking well-trained tree workers. Demand is strong for tree climbers in particular.
This program is in direct response to industry demand for knowledgeable, reliable workers. You will learn how to keep yourself safe and trees healthy under the unique conditions of the urban landscape. On completion of this program, students will have a thorough working knowledge of all aspects of urban tree care, including tree climbing, pruning, rigging, aerial rescue, teamwork and safety.
Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at humber.ca/faq for up-to-date information.
Students arrange their own paid work placement, which takes place between April and December. The school provides a range of support services, including working with business, industry and government to identify employment opportunities.
Note: Refer to the Selection Procedures for more information
Before participating in this program, students must fully understand the following:
Note: All students entering this program must have received a tetanus injection or booster shot within the last ten years.
The 2009/2010 fee for two semesters is
- domestic $3,052.70
- international $11,730.
For further information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance in this publication.
$1,200 for textbooks, study materials, personal safety apparel, small tools. Transportation to and from off-campus work sites within the Greater Toronto Area.
Note: Costs are not reimbursed.
|Semester 1 (25 hours/week)||Credits|
|TREE 130||Arborist Practices 1||10|
|TREE 131||Arborist Workplace Health and Safety 1||3|
|TREE 132||Arboriculture Science 1||2|
|TREE 133||Arborist Hand Tools||3|
|TREE 134||Arborist Theory 1||3|
|TREE 135||Arborist Tree Identification 1||2|
|TREE 136||Arboriculture Calculations||1|
|TREE 137||Arborist Equipment||1|
|Paid Work Placement|
|Semester 2 (26 hours/week)||Credits|
|TREE 330||Arborist Theory 2||3|
|TREE 331||Arborist Tree Identification 2||2|
|TREE 332||Arboriculture Science 2||2|
|TREE 333||Arborist Plant Care - Pest Management||3|
|TREE 338||Arborist Practices 2||10|
|TREE 339||Arborist Crane-Assisted Rigging||2|
|TREE 340||Equipment 2||3|
|TREE 341||Arborist Calculations||1|
Humber also offers the Arborist Apprenticeship certificate program.