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Additional course evaluations for LK0357

Academic year 2021/2022

Arboriculture (LK0357-20156) 2021-11-02 - 2022-01-16

Academic year 2020/2021

Arboriculture (LK0357-20049) 2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17

Academic year 2019/2020

Arboriculture (LK0357-20053) 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19

LK0357 Arboriculture, 15.0 Credits


Syllabus approved



Biology Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G2F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Courses corresponding to 90 credits within the Landscape Engineer, Landscape Architect, Horticultural Management or Horticulture programmes, including a minimum of 45 credits within landscape architecture, biology or horticultural science.


The central purpose of the course is to further knowledge and skills regarding the demands of trees on their living environment and their maintenance requirements, and practical execution of such maintenance with the emphasis on urban conditions.

On completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- account for tree’s structure and understand important physiological functions
- understand the possibilities and limitations that is for care of trees from economic social and ecological perspective (triangle of sustainability).
- diagnose tree’s need of care as well as justify and suggest appropriate nursing efforts based on the triangle of sustainability
- critically analyse different problem situations concerning both tree establishment and development of the existing tree population in different habitats
- implement and justify cropping of trees.


Through lectures and literature studies, the foundations will be laid for more applied knowledge e.g. of the physiological functions and structure of trees. Fundamental knowledge of the varying growing site conditions of the city and of plant material suitable for these will also be imparted. Importance is attached to links in the course to the international research frontier within the subject area.

Exercises, seminars, examinations and excursions are mandatory.

Formats and requirements for examination

Pass in exam. Approved submissions and reporting of assignment components. Participation in compulsory components.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

To be able to obtain the information in this course in a satisfying way, it is of great importance that the student has a good knowledge of the land and building the terms used in underground construction. This includes understanding of how roads are built, the plant beds are constructed and how different grain size fractions affect the stability of the soil. In cases where the student’s education does not contain these elements, the student should have acquired this knowledge before the course starts. For questions and suitable literature, please contact the course instructor.

Responsible department

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Biology field: Botanik (växtbiologi)
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Engineer Programme - Alnarp Landscape Engineer Programme - Uppsala Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Biology Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0357 Application code: SLU-20017 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%