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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:June, - Taught on campus.
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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
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is the University policy to take all steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a students participation in the university’s programs. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to laboratory activities and field trips. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorMs Denise Johnstone
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 management.
|Assessment:||A written assignment of 6000 words 50% (due end of semester), a 15 minute seminar presentation 20% (during semester) and two practical reports - 2000 words (20%) and 1000 words (10%) respectively.|
|Recommended 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|
This course encompasses particular generic skills. On completion of the course students should:
Graduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture |
Master of Urban Horticulture
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