Identify and Grow hundreds of different Eucalypts. This is a comprehensive foundation course on the genus Eucalypts covering identification, culture (propagation, soils, landscape uses, feeding), and uses. Throughout the course you build both a knowledge of the group as a whole, and of the range of species you can identify.Eucalypts are primarily natives of Australia; but have been cultivated widely around the world, from the tropics to cool temperate areas and from very wet to very dry climates. In this course, you will learn that there are Eucalypts suited to just about any climate and location.
- Describe the classification of Eucalypts.
- Discuss general cultural requirements for growing Eucalypts.
- Propagate Eucalypts.
- Differentiate between identifiable characteristics and cultural requirements in a number of commonly cultivated Eucalypts.
- Discuss characteristics of a wider range of Eucalypt species.
- Describe commercial uses for a range of different Eucalyptus species.
- Plan the establishment of a collection of different cultivars of Eucalypts (eg. Gums, Mallees, Tall Trees, Short Trees, Dryland Species), 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:
- Scope and Nature of Eucalypts
- Taxonomy; Review of the system of plant identification
- General characteristics of the Myrtaceae Family
- Subdivisions of the genus Eucalyptus; Macrantherae, Renantheroideae, Renantherae, Terminales, etc
- Popular subdivision into gums, box, stringybark, messmate, mallees, etc
- Hybrid Eucalypts
- History of Eucalypt taxonomy; botanical renaming and Corymbia
- Plant Name Pronunciation
- Eucalypt Flower Structure; inflorescence, flowers
- Eucalypt leaf structure
- Resources and further Information; nurseries, seed, herbaria, etc.
- Soils and Soil Structure
- Soil Chemistry
- Summary of Eucalypt characteristics and culture
- Planting technique
- Tree Guards
- Pest & disease that are commonly found on Eucalypts
- Weed Control
- Soil Testing
- Scope and nature of Eucalypt Propagation
- Treatment of Seed during Germination
- Substrates for starting seed
- Transplanting Seedlings
- Potting up
Commonly grown Varieties of Eucalypts
- Scope and Nature of Eucalypt Culture in Australia and elsewhere around the World
- Review of many commonly cultivated Eucalyptus and Corymbia species
Other important groups
- Hybrid Eucalypts
- Why Breed Eucalypts
- Review of Mallee Eucalypts
- Review of Gums
Lesser grown varieties
Making the best use of Eucalypts
- Timber Production
- Oil Production
- Where to Plant Eucalypts; amenity trees, natural and bush gardens, xeriscapes
- Techniques for Planting on Slopes
- Planting on Arid Sites
- Growing in Dry Areas; overcoming dry conditions, sandy soils
- Eucalypts and Fire Management
- Windbreak Planting
- Plant Selection
- Understanding Plant Interrelationships
- Problem Based Learning Project: Plan the establishment of a collection of different cultivars of Eucalypts
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.