Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Burnley - Taught on campus.
Lectures and Practicals at Burnley. Tutorials at Parkville.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 57 hours |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment (including non-contact time): 80 hours.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Nil|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Nil|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer.
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Denise Johnstone
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
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 (media and materials, crop scheduling, plant quality, and commercial practice) and plant establishment issues and methods (site preparation, planting, natural regeneration and direct seeding) and urban tree management. The content will include tree anatomy and structure, tree growth and function, tree selection principles, tree root systems, methods of tree assessment and evaluation, tree protection strategies, planning and management issues.
On completion of this subject students should:
1 x tutorial paper of no more than 1500 words due mid-semester (25%); 1 x practical report of no more than 1000 words due three quarters of the way through semester (25%) and an end-of-semester examination (50%).
|Prescribed Texts:||Handreck, K. and Black, N. (2002) Growing media for ornamental plants and turf. 4th Edition. University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, Australia.|
Harris, R W., Clark, J.R., Matheny, N.P. (2004). Arboriculture: Integrated Management of Landscape Trees Shrubs and Vines Prentice-Hall, Saddle River, New Jersey, USA.
Hartmann, H.T., Kester, D.E., Davies, F.T. and Geneve, R.L. (2002). Hartmann and Kester's plant propagation; principles and practices. 7th Edition. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, USA.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
Landscape Management |
Physical (Environmental Engineering) Systems
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Greening Urban Landscapes |
Living with Plants
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