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Deciduous Trees Course Online

Why study this Deciduous Trees course?

Interested in deciduous trees? Want to learn every important thing there is to learn about deciduous trees? Then this deciduous trees course online is for you!

Deciduous Trees are widely planted, particularly in temperate and colder areas of the world. They are very important for both amenity horticulture and forestry. This course is a great foundation study for new or experienced horticulturists, landscapers, arborists, nursery workers, gardeners, parks managers; or anyone else concerned with the selection, propagation, care, maintenance or harvesting of deciduous trees.

Course Aims:

  • Review foundation knowledge in plant identification and culture as needed to properly build expertise specific to deciduous trees.
  • Explain classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Acer.
  • Explain classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Betula.
  • Explain classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Fraxinus.
  • Explain classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Quercus.
  • Explain classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Prunus.
  • Review a range of other significant deciduous tree genera not covered previously in this course.
  • Plan the selection and establishment of a collection of different cultivars of deciduous trees suited to growing in a specified locality.

 

Lesson Structure

1. Introduction
  • Taxonomy
  • Planting
  • Plant Selection
  • Soils
  • Nutrition and Fertilisers
  • Pruning
  • Propagation
2. Maple (Acer)
  • Introduction
  • Propagation
  • Culture
  • Pest and Disease
  • Species and Cultivars
  • Growing Acers in Pots
  • What affects foliage Colour Changes
3. Birch (Betula)
  • Characteristics of the Betulaceae Family
  • Betula genus overview
  • Commonly Cultivated Betula species and cultivars
  • Betula species not commonly grown
  • Birch Propagation; cuttings, layering, seed, grafting
4. Ash (Fraxinus)
  • Introduction
  • Fraxinus sub groups; sub genus Ornus, sub genus Fraxinaster
  • Variations in leaf colour
  • Selected cultivars
  • Less commonly cultivated species
  • Culture; pests, disease, propagation, etc
5. Oak (Quercus)
  • Overview of genus Quercus
  • Species and Cultivars
  • Culture
6. Prunus
  • Overview of the genus Prunus
  • Culture
  • Cultivars and Species
  • Plums
  • Apricot
  • Prunus persicae (Peach and Nectarine)
  • Cherry
  • Prunus Propagation
7. Other Deciduous Trees
  • Alnus
  • Cedrella
  • Lagerstroemia
  • Liriodendron
  • Liquidambar
  • Magnolia
  • Malus
  • Platanus
  • Populus
  • Pyrus (Pear)
  • Salix
  • Sambacus
  • Syringia
  • Ulmus (Elm)
8. Special Project
  • Problem-based Learning: Plan the establishment of a collection of different cultivars of deciduous trees suited to growing in a specified locality.

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Why study this Deciduous Trees course?

    Interested in deciduous trees? Want to learn every important thing there is to learn about deciduous trees? Then this deciduous trees course online is for you!

    Deciduous Trees are widely planted, particularly in temperate and colder areas of the world. They are very important for both amenity horticulture and forestry. This course is a great foundation study for new or experienced horticulturists, landscapers, arborists, nursery workers, gardeners, parks managers; or anyone else concerned with the selection, propagation, care, maintenance or harvesting of deciduous trees.

    Course Aims:

    • Review foundation knowledge in plant identification and culture as needed to properly build expertise specific to deciduous trees.
    • Explain classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Acer.
    • Explain classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Betula.
    • Explain classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Fraxinus.
    • Explain classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Quercus.
    • Explain classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Prunus.
    • Review a range of other significant deciduous tree genera not covered previously in this course.
    • Plan the selection and establishment of a collection of different cultivars of deciduous trees suited to growing in a specified locality.

     

    Lesson Structure

    1. Introduction
    • Taxonomy
    • Planting
    • Plant Selection
    • Soils
    • Nutrition and Fertilisers
    • Pruning
    • Propagation
    2. Maple (Acer)
    • Introduction
    • Propagation
    • Culture
    • Pest and Disease
    • Species and Cultivars
    • Growing Acers in Pots
    • What affects foliage Colour Changes
    3. Birch (Betula)
    • Characteristics of the Betulaceae Family
    • Betula genus overview
    • Commonly Cultivated Betula species and cultivars
    • Betula species not commonly grown
    • Birch Propagation; cuttings, layering, seed, grafting
    4. Ash (Fraxinus)
    • Introduction
    • Fraxinus sub groups; sub genus Ornus, sub genus Fraxinaster
    • Variations in leaf colour
    • Selected cultivars
    • Less commonly cultivated species
    • Culture; pests, disease, propagation, etc
    5. Oak (Quercus)
    • Overview of genus Quercus
    • Species and Cultivars
    • Culture
    6. Prunus
    • Overview of the genus Prunus
    • Culture
    • Cultivars and Species
    • Plums
    • Apricot
    • Prunus persicae (Peach and Nectarine)
    • Cherry
    • Prunus Propagation
    7. Other Deciduous Trees
    • Alnus
    • Cedrella
    • Lagerstroemia
    • Liriodendron
    • Liquidambar
    • Magnolia
    • Malus
    • Platanus
    • Populus
    • Pyrus (Pear)
    • Salix
    • Sambacus
    • Syringia
    • Ulmus (Elm)
    8. Special Project
    • Problem-based Learning: Plan the establishment of a collection of different cultivars of deciduous trees suited to growing in a specified locality.

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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