This course is available for entry:
- February (Start-Year Intake)
- July (Mid-Year Intake)
- September (Spring Intake)
- November (Spring Intake)
50 credit points taken over 1 year part-time.
This course is not available as full-time.
All subjects are delivered on-campus at Burnley. Each subject involves the intensive delivery of lectures, workshops, practical exercises and field visits over six days. There is an eight-week online component following the intensive teaching period. You may choose to complete these subjects over one to four years.View the Handbook
|1 year part-time|
|Urban Tree Growth and FunctionCore||12.5|
Urban Tree Growth and Function
Environmental stresses such as drought, extreme heat and severe wind events are increasing in their severity in urban environments. This subject aims to help students understand how and why urban trees are vulnerable to such stresses. Urban tree biology and function is constantly compromised through human intervention. This subject aims to help student to understand the structure and function that underpins tree biology and its importance for urban tree managers. Tree stress adaption mechanisms will be investigated from a cellular to a whole tree level. The subject will be delivered through attendance at a six day intensive workshop.
Detailed Information HORT90041
|Managing Urban TreesCore||12.5|
Managing Urban Trees
This subject aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the care and management of trees in the urban forest. The content will include methods of tree assessment and evaluation, tree protection strategies, planning and management issues and case-studies; including surveys, location mapping, inventories and tree protection strategies. The subject will be delivered through attendance at a six day intensive workshop.
Detailed Information HORT90042
|Tree Identification and SelectionCore||12.5|
Tree Identification and Selection
This subject aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the tree selection and tree identification principles. Students should be able to recognise trees commonly used in landscape horticulture and correctly write their botanical, common and family names and describe tree form and tolerances. They should be able to write plant names in accordance with the ICN (International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants) and the ICNCP (International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants). The subject will be delivered through attendance at a six day intensive workshop.
Detailed Information HORT90043
|Urban Tree HealthCore||12.5|
Urban Tree Health
This subject aims to provide students with an understanding of the impact of the invasion of trees by pests and other parasitic organisms in urban environments. Students will gain an understanding of the identification of common pest and disease species; understand the symptoms displayed and how to manage the pests and diseases of trees. They will gain an understanding of integrated pest control concepts, pest control measures and the fate of chemicals in the environment and integrated pest management. The subject will be delivered through attendance at a six day intensive workshop.
Detailed Information HORT90044