Course title Dendrology
Course code BiolP001
Credit points 1
ECTS creditpoints 1.50
Total Hours in Course 40
Date of course confirmation 08/11/2011
Responsible Unit Department of Silviculture
Course developers
Mg. silv., vieslekt. Solveiga Luguza

There is no prerequisite knowledge required for this course
Course abstract
In field practice students get acquainted with gymnosperm and angiosperm woody plants phenological phase differences and specific of determination of taxonomic status of growing plants. Phenorythmyc of individual species is used to determine various woody plants growing in several dendrological plantings and growing wild.
Learning outcomes and their assessment
After field practice student knows Latvian wild growing woody plants and introduced species, their degree of naturalization and has visited the most important, richest with species arboretums where except recognition skills of the local and introduced base species students learn ornamental varieties and forms, their enhancement, recognition. Complementing the above theoretical knowledge with practice student is competent to associate individual tree growth requirements for the assessment of compliance with the tree growing conditions in forest as well as selecting the appropriate varieties and forms for greenery.
Compulsory reading
1. Mauriņš A., Zvirgzds A. Dendroloģija. Rīga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds, 2006. 447 lpp.
2. Harlow & Harrar's Textbook of Dendrology: McGraw-Hill Higer Education, 2001. 534 p.
3. Palmšēna I., Johansons B. K. Koki & krūmi. Dārzkopja encikolopēdija. Rīga: Jumava, 2006. 237 lpp. 4. Botanica. The illustrated A-Z of over 10000 garden plants. Sydney: Könemann, 2004. 1020 p.
Further reading
1. Zviedre A. Koki un krūmi Latvijas mežos un ārēs. Rīga: V. elements, 2002. 151 lpp.
2. http://www.kurtuesi.lv/download/flora/Latvijas_Kokaugu_atlants_LV.pdf; 3. Rožkalne R. Koki veselības un enerģijas avots. Rīga: Izdevniecība "Pētergailis", 2006. 242 lpp.
Periodicals and other sources
1. Dārzā, ISSN 1691-3477
2. Dārza Pasaule, ISSN 1407-5172
3. Praktiskais Latvietis, ISSN 1407-3358 4. Journal of Institute of Dendrology "Dendrobiology" ISSN 1641-1307.