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Urban Plant Identification and Use: Trees
Course: AGS183AA

First Term: 2001 Summer I
Lecture   1 Credit(s)   1 Period(s)   1 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Emphasis on trees commonly used in cityscapes in the Southwest. Review of their origin, cultural requirements, uses, required maintenance, benefits and disadvantages. Identification, planting procedures, water and nutritional requirements are covered

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify common plant species in Arizona landscape, sing a dichotomous key. (I)
2. Describe common uses of trees, shrubs, vines, flowers, and ground covers in Arizona landscape. (I)
3. List and explain the environmental requirements of common species of plants used in Arizona landscape. (II)
4. Explain and apply techniques for planting, watering, and fertilizing common species of landscape plants. (II)
5. Describe the nutritional requirements of common species of plants used in Arizona landscape. (II)
6. Contrast fertilizers and inorganic fertilizers, and describe uses of each. (II)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Common Plant Species (Trees) in Southwest Cityscapes
   A. Identification
   B. Uses
   C. Natural forms
II. Care and Maintenance of Cityscape Plants
   A. Environmental requirements
   B. Planting procedures
   C. Watering rates and schedules
   D. Nutritional requirements
      1. Influence on plant growth
      2. Symptoms of nutritional deficiency
   E. Fertilization
      1. Organic fertilizer
      2. Inorganic fertilizer
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 12/12/2000

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