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Through lectures, tutorials, excursions and a hands-on nursery and practical program, this subject will address critical stages in the successful establishment of vegetation, including: seed quality (genetic variability, integrity and development); plant growth and propagation techniques (seed germination and vegetative); production requirements and strategies (incl. media and materials and plant quality); plant establishment issues and methods (site preparation, urban soils, planting, natural regeneration and direct seeding), and urban plant management at different scales.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should:
- understand different methods associated with landscape plant production
- be able to identify the biological and ecological issues associated with producing landscape vegetation
- understand how to successfully establish landscape vegetation
- in a limited way, successfully propagate plants for landscape use and
- gain an appreciation of the complexities of plant management for urban sites at different landscape scales.
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
- source, interpret and apply information from written and electronic sources to investigate and analyse essential issues in the propagation, growing and establishment of plants in a range of urban settings
- use scientific and technical literature to answer specific questions and aid problem-solving in plant selection and the development of urban green spaces
- demonstrate practical skills in the production of plants and their installation in the landscape
- demonstrate written and verbal communication skills
- manage workloads and time efficiently.
Last updated: 15 February 2020