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Soo-Hyung Kim
ESRM 480
Seattle Campus

Landscape Plant Science and Sustainable Management

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Soo-Hyung Kim
Date: 09/21/2008