Urban Forestry – management of urban forests and trees
Information from the course leader
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to meeting you and an intresting course
Björn Wiström and Magnus Löf
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LK0378 Urban Forestry – management of urban forests and trees, 15.0 CreditsUrban Forestry – Förvaltning av stadens skog och träd
SubjectsLandscape Architecture Forest Science
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements(A1N)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 120 credits, of which
specific entry requirements: 90 credits in one of the following subjects:
• landscape architecture
• landscape planning
• built environment
• spatial planning
• landscape science
• environmental science
• forest science
• forest management
OR 30 credits from Euroforester Master´s Programme
English 6 or equivalent.
ObjectivesThe 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.
ContentThe 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 examinationApproved 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.
- 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 informationCourses 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.
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
- Literature list [Literature list] (https://slunik.slu.se/kursfiler/LK0378/20016.2122/Lit_List_LK0378_UrbanForestry_2021.pdf)