Two Hours: 1 Credit The study of plant materials is an introduction to woody plant materials (trees, shrubs, groundcovers) in terms of their botanical identification, common name, design characteristics, urban use and special uses in the urban realm. The course is a field-oriented course that requires visiting multiple sites to review plants in different urban growing conditions. The range of sites visited includes large residences gardens, small/large public parks, natural preserves, and arboreta. In addition, the physical structure of plant root systems, growing form/habit, leaf structure, bark conditions, flowers and other identification characteristics are studied. Prerequisites: Admission in the program, permission of instructor or Department Chair.
Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017