Plant Identification: Trees

ARCH X 472.8A

This course concentrates on trees, shrubs, and companion plant groupings, planting location, etc. as design elements. Participants study plant texture, density, form, color, and other characteristics as articulators of space.

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Fall
Hybrid
Starting at $980.00
As few as 12 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Incorporate trees into designs with a critical and knowledgeable eye and mind
  • Create actual tree palettes for different potential design styles and genres
  • Develop creative methods to incorporate trees where it may be challenging and provide clients with the latest information and background on their recommendations
  • Ability to describe specific common species in Southern California with defining characteristics
  • Ability to articulate the proper methods of selecting trees in a nursery setting and the nursery processes
  • Ability to identify at least 30 trees by visual testing

About this course:

One of the two required plant material courses; focuses on plants, their communities, and place in the landscape. Instruction focuses on large-scale materials that often influence the landscape architect's overall site composition. This course concentrates on trees, shrubs and companion plant groupings, and planting location as design elements. Participants study plant texture, density, form, color, and other characteristics as articulators of space. Attention is given to cultural, taxonomical, and landscape maintenance idiosyncrasies. Each class meeting is either classroom/outdoors on campus or a field trip. Students must bring a camera to all classes.

Fall 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Sunday, Thursday, Saturday
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Lisa Smith
398959
Fee:
$980.00
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Location: Field Trip , Remote Classroom
Notes

Attendance at in-person meetings is mandatory per the LATC credentialing of this program.
No meetings Oct. 31; Nov. 7 & 28
October 19 In-person  field trip at Huntington Botanical Gardens 
November 3 in-person field trip at Devil Mountain Nursery, Filmore, CA. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 02, 2024
Course Requirements
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Sep 26, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Oct 3, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Oct 10, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Oct 17, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Off-Site
Sat Oct 19, 2024
8:00AM PT - 3:00PM PT
Field Trip
Lecture
Thu Oct 24, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Off-Site
Sun Nov 3, 2024
8:00AM PT - 2:00PM PT
Field Trip
Lecture
Thu Nov 14, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Nov 21, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Dec 5, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Dec 12, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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