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Timber Harvesting & Tree Care Certificate


Timber Harvesting and Tree Care Certificates

The Timber Harvesting/Tree Care Certificate provides experience in basic climbing equipment and its proper use in tree forestry. General and site-specific forest management planning, silviculture, soils, indicator plant identification, production and cost analysis, physical training, tree felling, climbing and bucking are included. Climbing skills with emphasis on the efficient movement in trees, rigging and lowering techniques for pruning and tree removal with the use of chainsaws. Bulldozers, skidders, and knuckleboom loaders and log trucks are also introduced.

Students completing this certificate can work in a variety of fields, including:  forest or timber industry, land management, landscape management, forest management, urban tree management, park systems, government agencies, tree care companies, harvest operations, and timber assessment.

Program Outcomes


No Curriculum Available For Timber Harvesting & Tree Care Certificate

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the Timber Harvesting and Tree Care Certificate will be able to utilize their skills in the following positions:

  • Logger/ Logging Contractor
  • Truck Driver
  • Arborist
  • Urban Forester
  • Equipment Operator
  • Grounds/Maintenance
Hocking College
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764