How to Have Better City Trees # GCE: 1-1601

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Registered LAs and ISA certified arborists
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This course discusses cutting edge research on the use of soil cells compared to the use of Amsterdam soil and CU soil in the urban environment. The need for proper soil volumes when selecting and planting urban trees is stressed. A sound method for selecting and recommending street trees is explained using the Tree Diversification Formula. The course ends with an explanation of how to choose the right tree for the right place through site analysis and understanding the growth habits and eventual needs of 104 tree species.

An article of three related topics is followed by a 30 question test requiring an 80% passing grade for credit. This course offers 1 PDH – HSW (Horticulture, Sustainable Design, Vegetative Management, Planting Design, Resource Conservation and Management)
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Course Equivalency
Horticulture / Plants
Sustainable Development & Design
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
1.Learn the definition and pros/cons of four methods of planting city trees.
2.Gain an understanding of a systematic method of selecting trees for the urban environment will be discovered and landscape architects can put this to immediate use in current projects.
3.Learn the relationship between soil volumes and the three basic tree sizes. A guide listing 104 common tree species and their eventual sizes will serve as an excellent reference for future projects.
Edited by Len Phillips with sources cited
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GCE: 1-1601

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