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Managing Urban Trees (HORT90042)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Burnley)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeHORT90042
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This subject aims to provide students with the tools to critically evaluate methods used to manage trees in the urban forest. The content will include critically evaluating tree assessment, evaluation and tree protection methods. It will include the study of planning and management issues and the role of community participation in urban forest management. It includes examples of methods used to map and survey trees in the urban forest. The subject will be delivered through attendance at a six day intensive workshop, followed by a 10 week period of on-line tutorials and assessment.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • critically evaluate tree risk, tree vitality and related issues with reference to relevant methods
  • discuss various ecosystem services trees provide for the urban forest
  • develop a range of management strategies for trees in the urban environment
  • analyse a topic and present a seminar on an area of arboricultural interest
  • communicate tree management plans to relevant stakeholders
  • critically evaluate research relevant to the management of urban trees

Generic skills

Though participation in all class activities and completion of assessment students should acquire skills in:

  • Technical and discipline areas; for example, through participation in class activities and seminar discussion
  • Investigation and analysis; for example, through the development of a tree management plan
  • Critical thinking and problem solving; for example, through the development of a tree management plan
  • Time and organisational management with the successful scheduling of assessment
  • Oral presentation skills through their seminar presentation

Last updated: 11 November 2018