|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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.
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.