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Vegetation design

This is a course where you will apply different types of knowledge gained in previous programme courses, by creating design solutions for forest landscapes.

The course provides basic understanding of vegetation dynamics and gives basic insights into design theory. It also develops an understanding of factors that need to be taken into consideration when designing forest vegetation.

Attending the course will give you basic skills in designing a forest landscape. This is mainly achieved through different case studies, in which you will practice the different work stages that normally occur during the process of forest design, forest planning and forest management. The case studies will include design considerations that need to be addressed when:

• planning a new forest plantation,
• managing the young forest through different development stages up to mature forest
• managing an already mature forest.

All in all, the course aims to create an understanding of how different aspects, such as timber production and associated economics, aesthetics, biodiversity, recreation and other user aspects, as well as necessary maintenance measures, can all be incorporated into good overall solutions for the forest landscape.

Course evaluation

Additional course evaluations for LK0423

Academic year 2023/2024

Vegetation design (LK0423-10127)

2023-08-28 - 2023-09-27

Academic year 2022/2023

Vegetation design (LK0423-10170)

2022-08-29 - 2022-09-28

Syllabus and other information

Litterature list

The course literature contains two titles:

"Designing Sustainable Forest Landscapes" by Simon Bell and Dean Apostol (Bell, S. and Apostol, D. (2008). Designing Sustainable Forest Landscapes. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge), in which you are supposed to read the following pages; pp 1-98, pp 125-158, pp 173-193 and pp 299-325.

"Woods go urban - Landscape Laboratories in Scandinavia". Editors: Anders Busse Nielsen, Lisa Diedrich and Catherine Szanto. Baluwdruk Publishers and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 2023. In this book you are only supposed to read pages 105-145. Excerpt from the book will be found on Canvas.

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Forest and Landscape (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19030 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G1F)
Subject: Landscape Architecture Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0423 Application code: SLU-10092 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%