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Courses in Environmental Horticulture (ENH)

Questions pertaining to the following courses should be directed to the instructor or to the Plant Sciences Advising Office in 1224 Plant and Environmental Sciences Building 530-752-7738.

Lower Division

1. Introduction to Environmental Horticulture/Urban Forestry (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Introduction to the use of plants to enhance the physical, visual and social environment, the use of ecological principles in developing sustainable, low maintenance landscape systems, and the career opportunities in these areas. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL.—F. (F.) Volder

6. Introduction to Environmental Plants (4)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion—2 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Classification, nomenclature and variation of environmental plants. The use of floral and vegetative characteristics and terminology to key unknown plants. Characteristics of plant groups and basics of climate, soils and plant selection. Identification of 150 common landscape plants. GE credit: SciEng | SE, VL.—F. (F.) Young

Upper Division

100. Urban Forestry (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1C or Plant Sciences 2. Principles and practices of planning and managing urban vegetation. Basics of tree appraisal, natural resource inventory, and development of long term urban forest management plans. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F. (F.) Cadenasso, Volder

101. Trees of the Urban Forest (2)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 6 or consent of instructor. Identification and evaluation of 200 tree species of the urban forest on campus, in the Arboretum, and in the city of Davis; appraised and aesthetic values, condition, and branch structure; contribution of trees to this ecosystem. Bicycle required. GE credit: SciEng | VL, SE.—F. (F.) Harding

102. Physiological Principles in Environmental Horticulture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1C. Physiological principles and processes essential to floriculture, nursery crop production, turfculture and landscape horticulture. Emphasis on the control of vegetative and reproductive development for a broad species range in greenhouse and extensive landscape environments. GE credit: SciEng | SE. 

105. Taxonomy and Ecology of Environmental Plant Families (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 6 or consent of instructor. Classification and identification of introduced and native species used in urban forests, with emphasis on floral and vegetative characteristics of the prominent families of angiosperms and gymnosperms, adaptations to environmental variations in western landscapes, and horticultural classification. GE credit: SciEng | VL, SE.—S. (S.) Harding

120. Management of Container Media (3)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Soil Science 10. Principles of soil science and practices related to management of container media are taught, emphasizing appropriate use of soils and amendments, irrigation, and fertilizers. Physical and chemical properties are tested and effects of management on crops are evaluated in the laboratory. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, WE.—F. (F.) Evans

125. Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Production (5)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Plant Sciences 2 or Biological Sciences 1C. Principles and techniques for the production of ornamental greenhouse and nursery crops. Hands-on experience producing greenhouse crops. Optional weekend field trip. GE credit: SciEng | SE, WE.—W. (W.) Lieth

133. Woody Plants in the Landscape: Growth, Ecology and Management (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—2 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1C or the equivalent preparation in plant biology. Principles and practices of managing trees and shrubs in the urban landscape and other managed environments. Topics include woody plant form; growth response and adaptation; tree management in relation to soil, moisture, climate; plant problems. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—W. (W.) Berry, Volder

150. Genetics and Plant Conservation: The Biodiversity Crisis (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1C or the equivalent. Conservation of genic diversity, measurement of diversity, threats to diversity and reasons for protection, the process of extinction, distribution of diversity, determination of what to conserve and means of conservation. Examples drawn largely from forest tree species. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL.—F. (F.) Neale

160. Restoration Ecology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Plant Biology/Evolution & Ecology 117 or Evolution & Ecology 121 or Plant Biology 147 or equivalent course in ecology/plant ecology. Conceptual bases of restoration ecology; tools used by restoration ecologists to solve practical problems; scope and success of actual restoration projects. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL, WE.—S. (S.) Eviner

160L. Restoration Ecology Laboratory (1)

Laboratory/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 160 (may be taken concurrently). Companion field course to course 160. A series of part-day and all day visits to various field sites, involving site evaluations, guest field presentations by local restorationists, and actual restoration activities. Not open for credit to students who completed course 160 prior to spring 2004. GE credit: SciEng |  SE, SL.—S. (S.) Eviner

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