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AGH 223 - Tree Physiology

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
The course investigates tree growth patterns and reactions to abiotic influences.
Prerequisite: AGH 281  
Competencies
  1. Evaluate the biological cycles within trees.
    1. Review basic plant growth and development as is applies to woody plants.
    2. Outline ideal stages of tree growth when management should be applied.
    3. Discuss unique physiology of woody perennial plants.
  2. Differentiate between abiotic and biotic stresses to trees.
    1. Identify key indicators of tree pathogens and pests.
    2. Identify key indicators of abiotic stresses to trees.
  3. Analyze the impact abiotic factors have on tree growth, development and decay.
    1. Explain the role and limitations of soil management with trees.
    2. Identify nutrient deficiency symptoms of trees.
    3. Evaluate the role of sun exposure, wind and temperature on tree growth.
  4. Outline basic concepts of pruning techniques used in arboriculture.
  5. Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of arboriculture management techniques.
    1. Describe the past, present,and likely future arboriculture management techniques.
    2. Explain the likely effectiveness of arboriculture management techniques.
    3. Predict tree response to arboriculture management techniques
  6. Interpret indicators of tree health status.
    1. Identify key indicators of tree health status.
    2. Determine possible causes and outcomes of tree health status indicators.
  7. Demonstrate the application of proper arboriculture management techniques to trees.
  8. Generate a course of action for a commercially relevant tree management scenario.
    1. Determine strengths and risks a given tree scenario.
    2. Calculate potentials costs of inaction.
    3. Develop a list of potentially affective management options.
    4. Calculate the costs of appropriate tree management options.



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