Managing Trees in Urban Landscapes

Subject 207-420 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours comprising lectures (24 hours), tutorials and field trips (24 hours).
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Denise Johnstone
Subject Overview:

This subject provides students with a thorough understanding of the principles that underpin the assessment and management of trees in urban landscape settings. Students will study the methods used to manage trees in different urban settings such as construction sites and parklands; evaluate and compare methods of tree assessment and tree valuation; compare methods for calculating tree protection zones; diagnose tree health problems and assess tree vitality in urban trees; evaluate and compare methods for the detection of decay in trees and structural defects in trees.

On completion students should gain an appreciation of the complexities of tree management for urban sites. At the conclusion of the subject students should be able to demonstrate their understanding of tree assessment, tree valuation methods and a range of tree health problems and their mangement.

Assessment: A written assignment of 4000 words 50% (due end of semester), a 15 minute seminar presentation 20% (during semester) and two practical reports each equivalent to 1500 words 15% each (due during of semester).
Prescribed Texts: R W Harris, J R Clark and N P Matheny, Arboriculture: Integrated Management of Landscape Trees Shrubs and Vines. Prentice Hall, 2004.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Urban Horticulture

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