The Study of Trees
BIOLGY X 492.67
Trees provide shade, food, habitat, and clean our air. Selecting and caring for trees is the study of arboriculture.
What you can learn.
- The theoretical and practical concepts of tree selection
- The establishment, management and preservation of trees in a landscape environment
- Professional standards for planting, pruning, and training of trees
About this course:With trees being the largest and often longest-living elements of our outdoor environment, proper tree selection and management are important to maximize the environmental, social, and economic benefits they offer. This class features a combination of lectures, discussions, research, and field trips designed for those who desire a basic understanding of tree care--both ornamental and fruit-bearing. Students will learn theoretical and practical concepts of tree selection; establishment, management, and preservation of trees in a landscape environment; and professional standards in the proper selection, planting, pruning, and training of trees.
BIOLGY X 496.2 General Botany for Gardeners (preferred) or BIOLGY X 494 Introduction to Horticulture, or approval of program office.