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Urban Forestry – management of urban forests and trees

A city without forests and trees is an unsustainable city! Therefore we need Urban forestry i.e. the art, science and technology of managing trees and forest resources in and around urban community ecosystems for the ecological, sociological, economic, and aesthetic benefits trees provide society. The course integrates the fields of landscape architecture, forestry and ecology – all in an urban and peri-urban context - through collaboration between the department of Landscape Architecture, Planning & Management and the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre. The course provides students with knowledge and skills for multiple-use planning and management of the urban tree resource, emphasizing social, cultural, economic and ecological perspectives. Focus is on urban wooded areas but many links to the other parts of cities’ tree populations (such as park and street trees) are also included. The course offers theoretical and practical knowledge on how to link environmental aesthetics, socio-cultural values and biodiversity through design, planning and management of the urban forest. Lectures are combined with excursions, seminars and exercises – and in all of these the different backgrounds of both students and teachers are seen as an educational asset. A main real-life case-study runs throughout the whole course. The main case-study will train students in how to develop and communicate a multiple-use management plan for an urban woodland park.

Welcome to the Urban Forestry Course

If you have not already registered for the course please remember to do so in Ladok, also if you do not plan to take the course, please register that in Ladok as well.

The course combines on campus teaching (including its surroundings) and digital teaching. For an overview see the schedule on the homepage. The main platform for information and communication during the course is Canvas.

If you miss access to Canvas or the Zoom classroom after your registration in Ladok or have any other questions in regard to the course please contact Björn on bjorn.wistrom@slu.se

Looking forward to meeting you and an intresting course

Björn Wiström and Magnus Löf

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The course evaluation is open between 2022-01-09 and 2022-01-30

Additional course evaluations for LK0378

Academic year 2021/2022

Urban Forestry – management of urban forests and trees (LK0378-M2016) 2021-11-02 - 2022-01-16

Academic year 2020/2021

Urban Forestry – management of urban forests and trees (LK0378-20063) 2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17

LK0378 Urban Forestry – management of urban forests and trees, 15.0 Credits

Urban Forestry – Förvaltning av stadens skog och träd

Syllabus approved

2019-11-14

Subjects

Landscape Architecture Forest science

Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

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.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to 120 credits, of which

specific entry requirements: 90 credits in one of the following subjects:

• architecture
• landscape architecture
• landscape planning
• built environment
• design
• spatial planning
• geography
• landscape science
• environmental science
• biology
• forest science
• forest management

OR 30 credits from Euroforester Master´s Programme

English 6 or equivalent.

Objectives

The course gives an insight to the integrated concept of Urban forestry i.e. the art, science and technology of managing trees and forest resources in and around urban community ecosystems for the ecological, sociological, economic, and aesthetic benefits trees provide society. The main objective of the course is to enable the student to develop suitable plans for management of urban forests and trees, including inventories, analysis and management descriptions.

After having completed the course, the student should be able to:

- discuss different perspectives of urban forestry including aspects of biodiversity, forest health, aesthetics, recreation, cultural heritage and ecosystem services.
- apply basic inventories and analysis of urban forests and trees.
- develop suitable plans for the management of urban forests and trees.
- propose suitable management operations for urban forests and trees.

Content

The course is based on thematic cases to which lectures, seminaries, excursions and exercises are connected. The course combines aspects of urban ecology, forest science, landscape architecture and urban planning. The main geographical scope of course is the temperate climate zone.

Seminars, exercises, presentations and excursions are compulsory.

Formats and requirements for examination

Approved assignments.
Participation in compulsory elements.
  • 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

Courses in Landscape Planning from SLU counts as Landscape Architecture when assessing qualifications.
The course departs from that the student’s possess basic plant knowledge and is familiar with the most common trees and shrubs of the region where the course is given. In case the student do not possess this knowledge it is up to the student themselves to enquire this knowledge before and during the course.

Responsible department

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: LK0318

https://slunik.slu.se/kursfiler/LK0378/20016.2122/GradingCriteria2021_UF.pdf

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Architecture Programme, Alnarp Landscape Architecture- Master´s Programme Euroforester - Master´s Programme Forest Science - Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture Forest science
Course code: LK0378 Application code: SLU-20016 Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%