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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What you will 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, focusing 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 fielddtrip. Students must bring a camera to all classes.

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