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 (In-Person)
Starting at $950.00
As few as 11 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 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Sunday, Thursday, Saturday
Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Lisa Smith
388306
Fee:
$950.00
Hybrid (In-Person)format icon
Location: Field Trip , Remote Classroom
Notes

No meetings October 13, November 3 & 17, 2022.
October 16 meeting at Huntington Botanical Gardens 
November 19 meeting at Devil Mountain Nursery, Filmore, CA
Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 28, 2022
Course Requirements
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Sep 22, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Sep 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Oct 6, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Off-Site
Sun Oct 16, 2022
9:00AM PT - 4:00PM PT
Field Trip
Lecture
Thu Oct 20, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Oct 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Thu Nov 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Off-Site
Sat Nov 19, 2022
9:00AM PT - 4:00PM PT
Field Trip
Lecture
Thu Dec 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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