Dec 08, 2023
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
- Evaluate the biological cycles within trees.
- Review basic plant growth and development as is applies to woody plants.
- Outline ideal stages of tree growth when management should be applied.
- Discuss unique physiology of woody perennial plants.
- Differentiate between abiotic and biotic stresses to trees.
- Identify key indicators of tree pathogens and pests.
- Identify key indicators of abiotic stresses to trees.
- Analyze the impact abiotic factors have on tree growth, development and decay.
- Explain the role and limitations of soil management with trees.
- Identify nutrient deficiency symptoms of trees.
- Evaluate the role of sun exposure, wind and temperature on tree growth.
- Outline basic concepts of pruning techniques used in arboriculture.
- Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of arboriculture management techniques.
- Describe the past, present,and likely future arboriculture management techniques.
- Explain the likely effectiveness of arboriculture management techniques.
- Predict tree response to arboriculture management techniques
- Interpret indicators of tree health status.
- Identify key indicators of tree health status.
- Determine possible causes and outcomes of tree health status indicators.
- Demonstrate the application of proper arboriculture management techniques to trees.
- Generate a course of action for a commercially relevant tree management scenario.
- Determine strengths and risks a given tree scenario.
- Calculate potentials costs of inaction.
- Develop a list of potentially affective management options.
- Calculate the costs of appropriate tree management options.
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