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Landscape Restoration Online Course

Understand environmental systems and the care of vegetation.

The importance of trees to land management cannot be overstated. Often in the past they have been seen as competing for valuable land space and felled indiscriminately.

Over clearing of trees can lead to salinity problems and numerous forms of erosion and land slips Retention and where necessary, selective replanting of trees is now widely practiced and shows major benefits toward improving farm viability and ultimately production.

Study with the support of experienced and highly qualified tutors. Available as online course, or by correspondence. Payment Plans available.

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  • Understanding Plant Health
  • Soils and Ecology
  • Basic Seed Propagation Techniques
  • Nursery Management
  • Propagation of Eucalypts and Acacias
  • Plant Care During Establishment
  • Plant Establishment Methods
  • Dealing with Erosion
  • Dealing with Chemical Degradation (Salinity, pesticides, industrial waste, fertility decline, etc).
  • Dealing with Structural Problems (Waterlogging, organic content, etc).


  • Develop the ability to write the scientific names of plants and to identify and compare different types of land degradation and rehabilitation alternatives.
  • Outline the basics of ecology concepts and how soils, flora and fauna interact and affect one another.
  • Develop basic seed propagation skills and knowledge.
  • Describe further propagation and nursery techniques.
  • Describe the effect of plants on improving chemical characteristics of a degraded site.
  • Determine the physical effect plants have on improving a degraded site.
  • Determine appropriate plant establishment programs.
  • Determine procedures to care for plants, during establishment in a hostile environment.
  • Determine techniques to maximise plant development in land rehabilitation situations.
  • Determine the management procedures and rehabilitation requirements of degraded soil.

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