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Tree Identification and Selection (HORT90043)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Burnley)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeHORT90043
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the tree selection and tree identification principles. Students should be able to recognise trees commonly used in landscape horticulture and correctly write their botanical, common and family names and describe tree form and tolerances. They should be able to write plant names in accordance with the ICN (International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants) and the ICNCP (International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants). The subject will be delivered through attendance at a six day intensive workshop.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • apply family characteristics to identify a wide range of trees;
  • analyse the tolerances and cultural conditions of a wide range of trees, to assist in tree selection and establishment;
  • discuss the use trees in the landscape.
  • analyse different sites for tree selection and establishment.

Generic skills

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

  • Technical and discipline areas; for example through their study of tree families
  • Investigation and analysis; for example through their analysis of sites for tree selection and establishment
  • Critical thinking and problem solving; for example through their selection of trees for difficult urban sites
  • Time and organisational management; with the successful scheduling of assessment

Last updated: 11 November 2018