Arboriculture: Selection and Maintenance of Trees
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[1101 or Hort 1012], Biol 2022; spring, every year)
This course is designed for the undergraduate student in urban forestry, forestry, horticulture or landscape architecture who desires more technical information on the selection, siting, and care of individual trees in the landscape. Topics include: species selection, planting and transplanting, pruning, plant health care management, diagnosis of problems, risk management, and remedial treatments. The textbook is the 4th edition of Aborculture: Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines. Other assigned readings from journals and texts reserved in the Natural Resources Library, as well as electronically forwarded articles. Classes are discussion/demonstration lectures with professionals as occasional lecturers. Exams are short-answer and problem solving in nature. Quizzes are brief and based on reading assignments. Lab exercises are pragmatic and problem-solving.