Principles and practices of plant management in urban and modified landscapes. Physiological basis for plant management and selection; site analysis and preparation; plant installation and aftercare; plant performance evaluation; long-term sustainable management and plant health care. Recommended: either ESRM 210 or ERSM 311; either BIOL 116 or BIOL 117. Offered: A, even years.
This course will cover the science of landscape plant management with an emphasis on sustainable practices in designed and naturalized urban landscapes.
Student learning goals
Understand physical, physiological and ecological bases of plant management
Gain knowledge and experience in site and plant evaluation, problem diagnosis, plant selection and care, and sustainable maintenance practices
General method of instruction
There will be lecture and discussion periods. Labs will be designated for short field trips, field practices, and demonstrations of practical techniques. There will also be guest lecturers who have special interests and expertise in particular aspects of landscape plant management.
Class assignments and grading