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 will learn.
- Learn theoretical and practical concepts of tree selection; establishment, management and preservation of trees in a landscape environment; and 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.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for The Study of Trees.
X 496.2 General Botany for Gardeners (preferred) or X 494 Introduction to Horticulture, or approval of program office.