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The course evaluation is open between 2024-01-07 and 2024-01-28
Additional course evaluations for LK0357
Academic year 2022/2023
2022-11-01 - 2023-01-15
Academic year 2021/2022
2021-11-02 - 2022-01-16
Academic year 2020/2021
2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17
Academic year 2019/2020
2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19
Syllabus and other information
LK0357 Arboriculture, 15.0 CreditsTrädvård
SubjectsBiology Landscape Architecture
Education cycleBachelor’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Bachelor’s level (G2F)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Prior knowledgeCourses 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.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
Pass in exam. Approved submissions and reporting of assignment components. Participation in compulsory components.
If a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and who have not yet passed the course.
For the assessment of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies for the course instance the student was admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Additional informationTo 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.
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management