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An introduction to trees and their environment. A basic understanding of environmental and climatic effects on trees will underpin methods of species selection, growing and maintaining trees and site specific management.
The course provides an introduction to trees and their environment. A basic theoretical understanding of environmental and climatic effects on trees will underpin methods for species selection, growing and maintaining trees, and site specific management. The theoretical component of the course is followed by a comprehensive exploration of operational use of trees in a variety of urban and rural landscapes. The aim is to appreciate how an understanding of tree function and growth can inform choices of species for use in environmentally and climatically different ecosystems and land use types.There are four field trips in Term 4 - specific dates are dependent on events organized by external organizations and the dates will be advised at the beginning of the course.
Students will:Understand the environmental and climatic factors that influence tree growth and functionUnderstand the roles played by trees in a variety of ecosystems and land use types.Be able to select and apply basic practices, such as tree choice, establishment and management.Independently manage decision-making about trees.Be able to advise others in the wise use of trees in the right sites.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
There are no required or recommended texts. All learning material is provided in class.
This course has no pre-enrolment requirements, enabling any student to enrol and gain from it. The initial course outline can be located on the course Learn web page. This will be available to students in early July once they are fully enrolled in the course.
Domestic fee $1,030.00
International fee $5,250.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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School of Forestry