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Australian Native Trees
Australian Native Trees course online. Gain knowledge about Australian native tree species. This course first teaches you about different types of Australian flora, plant identification, information sources, planting, feeding, soils, pests & diseases, watering, propagation and transplanting. The remaining lessons then deal with selected varieties of trees, windbreak planting, agroforestry, tree maintenance and tree selection.
Lesson Structure: Australian Native Trees VHT115
There are 8 lessons:
- Review of the system of plant identification
- Genus, Species
- Monocotyledons and Dicotyledons
- Characteristics of main Australian Plant Families
- General characteristics of native trees
- Information contacts (ie: nurseries, seed, clubs, etc.)
- History of nomenclature
- International Code
- Ranks of Taxa
- Principle of priority
- Selection and spelling of plant names
- Changing names
- Planting Procedure
- Planting on slopes
- Time of planting
- Pruning native trees
- Steps in removing a branch from a tree
- Soils (Physical, chemical, biological structure)
- Soil profile
- Improving soil profile
- Water and air
- Soil temperature
- Soil life
- Soil Problems (Loss of soil fertility, Erosion, Salinity, Soil compaction, Soil acidification, Build up of dangerous chemicals)
- Improving soils (soil additives etc)
- Limestone Underlay Technique
- Fertilising established trees
- Plant Nutrition
- Water Problems
- Choosing the right propagating technique
- Seed sources
- Hybrid seed production
- Storing seed
- Difficult seeds
- Dormancy facftors
- Maintaining genetic identity
- Propagating Media
- Propagating Eucalypts
- Propagating Acacias
- Improving curtting success rates
- Top graft
- Whip & Tongue graft
- Irrigated graft
- Grafting selected plants ... Eucalypts, Grevilleas, Banksias, Hakeas
- After care of seed and cuttings
- Transplanting (seedlings, cuttings)
- Potting up plants and Growing on
- Most Commonly Grown Varieties
- Review dozens of relevant genera
- More About Important Groups
- Diagnosing Tree Problems
- Tree Surgery Techniques
- Other Varieties
- Rainforest Trees
- Constructing a Rainforest
- Melicope (Euodia)
- Making The Best Use of Native Plants
- Why plant trees in the Landscape
- Problems with trees
- Biological controls
- Planting Techniques (Pocket planting, slope serrration, Wattling, Planting arid sites, Direct seeding, Spray seeding)
- Edible Australian Tree Crops (Davidsonia, Quandong, Backhousia, Citrus, Acacia, Syzygium, Tasmannia, Kunzea)
- Australian indigenous timber trees
- Essential oils
- Useful Australian Conifers (Actinostrobus, Athrotaxus, Agathis, Araucaria, Callitris, Podocarpus)
- Australian Indigenous Palms
- Special Assignment
- You select and conduct an in depth study of one plant genus or group (eg. Timber trees, conifers, trees from a particular region)
This course is taught by:
BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, (University of Bath); RHS General Examination; FI Hort; MIfpra.
An experienced and professional horticulturist with extensive management skills gained internationally; experienced in landscape management, staff supervision and management, written and oral communication, horticultural knowledge and application, supported by organisational and administrative skills and attention to detail.
Katie brings 20 years experience in Horticulture and is an accomplished lecturer, horticulture consultant and freelance writer. Katie is a judge for the International Awards for Liveable Communities in the Whole City Category.
Katie also worked for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in France for approx 5 years first as a Sector Manager and then as an Area Manager; management of the cemeteries, peripatetic teams of gardeners (UK & French nationality) for the constructed cemeteries and memorials and static French nationality gardeners for small town/village plots.
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction.
Susan Stephenson is a passionate and experienced horticulturist and garden designer. She has authored three books, lectures at 2 Further and Higher Education Colleges, teaching people of all ages and backgrounds about the wonders of plants and garden design, and tutors many students by correspondence from all over the world.
Susan studied botany at Royal Holloway College (Univ of London) and worked in the trading industry before returning to her first love plants and garden design. She is therefore, well placed to combine business knowledge with horticulture and design skills. Her experience is wide and varied and she has designed gardens for families and individuals. Susan is a mentor for garden designers who are just starting out, offering her support and advice and she also writes, delivers and assesses courses for colleges, introducing and encouraging people into horticulture and garden design.
Susan is a Professional Associate and exam moderator and holds the RHS General with Distinction. She continues to actively learn about horticulture and plants and (as her students will tell you) remains passionate and interested in design and horticulture.
She also supervised the Area Arboriculture Team and was Exhumations Officer in charge of collecting discovered remains and arranging identification (if poss) and interment of same.
Learning Goals: Australian Native Trees VHT115
- Identify Australian Native Trees
- Describe the culture of Australian Native Trees.
- Propagate Australian Native Trees
- Compare characteristics and cultural requirements of different commonly grown species of Australian Native Trees.
- Compare characteristics and cultural requirements of conifer and rainforest species of Australian Native Trees.
- Describe a range of uses for Australian native trees.
- Investigate one type of Australian Native Tree in depth.
|Recognised Issuing Body||TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.|
|Course Prerequisite||No, start at anytime|
|Course Qualification||Level 4 Certificate in Australian Native Trees|
|Exam Required?||Finalised with exam\test|
|UK Course Credits||10 Credits|
|US Course Credit Hours||3 Credit Hours|
|Study Support||You'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.|
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