Deciduous Trees are widely planted, particularly in temperate and colder areas of the world. They are very important for both amenity horticulture and forestry. This course is a great foundation study for new or experienced horticulturists, landscapers, arborists, nursery workers, gardeners, parks managers; or anyone else concerned with the selection, propagation, care, maintenance or harvesting of deciduous trees.
- Review foundation knowledge in plant identification and culture as needed to properly build expertise specific to deciduous trees.
- Explain classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Acer.
- Explain classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Betula.
- Explain classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Fraxinus.
- Explain classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Quercus.
- Explain classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Prunus.
- Review a range of other significant deciduous tree genera not covered previously in this course.
- Plan the selection and establishment of a collection of different cultivars of deciduous trees suited to growing in a specified locality.
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Detailed Course Outline
This course is made up of a number of lessons or units. Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online. Click below to read about each of the lessons and what you will learn.
There are 8 Lessons in this course:
- Plant Selection
- Nutrition and Fertilisers
- Pest and Disease
- Species and Cultivars
- Growing Acers in Pots
- What affects foliage Colour Changes
- Characteristics of the Betulaceae Family
- Betula genus overview
- Commonly Cultivated Betula species and cultivars
- Betula species not commonly grown
- Birch Propagation; cuttings, layering, seed, grafting
- Fraxinus sub groups; sub genus Ornus, sub genus Fraxinaster
- Variations in leaf colour
- Selected cultivars
- Less commonly cultivated species
- Culture; pests, disease, propagation, etc
- Overview of genus Quercus
- Species and Cultivars
- Overview of the genus Prunus
- Cultivars and Species
- Prunus persicae (Peach and Nectarine)
- Prunus Propagation
Other Deciduous Trees
- Pyrus (Pear)
- Ulmus (Elm)
- Problem-based Learning: Plan the establishment of a collection of different cultivars of deciduous trees suited to growing in a specified locality.
When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.
Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)
Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design. Meanwhile the business has covered a variety of Garden Design projects, from wildflower gardens to seaside situations, and has included some work with Chelsea Gold multi-winner John Moreland.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I pay in installments?
Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.
Can I study from anywhere in the world?
We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.
Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?
Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.
Do I have to sit an Exam?
No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.
Do you have set start dates?
There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.