About the Program

Arboriculture & Landscape Management

The associate degree program in arboriculture and landscape management prepares students to perform as trained technicians and managers for the planning, planting and maintenance of trees and shrubs in the urban environment. The primary emphasis of the program focuses on the field of arboriculture and tree health, including proper tree surgery and care methods.

Students also receive classroom instruction and hands-on training in the areas of landscaping, turf management and on-campus greenhouse operations.

Graduates are in high demand in this growing profession. Many go to work for or establish tree care companies, landscaping firms or tree nurseries. Some students continue their education in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in the parks, recreation and facilities management program.

A minimum of 61 credit hours is required for completion of this A.A.S. degree program;
 20 of the credit hours shall be in the liberal arts and sciences.

For more information about the Arboriculture and Landscape Management program contact Prof. Randall Swanson, the program coordinator, at (518) 327-6321 or rswanson@paulsmiths.edu. 


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