Certification in Christmas Tree Grading

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide an overview of the United States Christmas Tree Grading System. The course will train students in the Grading System to ensure a standardized grade across the province of Nova Scotia that will be recognized on an international level.

Required Text

United States Standards for Grades of Christmas Trees (1997)
United States Department of Agriculture

Christmas Trees Market and Shipping Point Inspection Instructions
United States Department of Agriculture

Course Outline

Ÿ Module 1: Grades, Characteristics, and Concepts

Ÿ Module 2: Inspection Protocols

Ÿ Module 3: Grading Workshop

Ÿ Module 4: Systems Comparison


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