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2265 Trees: An Ecological Approach to Their Care

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Course Description

This visually rich survey examines how trees and forests function ecologically in urban and rural settings, and how they can be managed sustainably following scientific principles. You'll learn more about the historical impact of settlement on southern Ontario's forests. Other topics include tree identification, tree health and care, planting and forest restoration, forest ecology, old-growth forests and enhancement of wildlife habitat. We'll also discuss sustainable management of forests for maple syrup, Christmas trees and firewood. You'll learn to complete a managed Forest Plan under the provincial Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program, which would allow a reduction in your property taxes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the major tree species in Ontario and how climate and site determine their distribution.
  • Understand the concept of forest succession.
  • Establish and manage trees and forests for various objectives and values.
  • Enhance trees and forests for wildlife habitat.
  • Complete a managed Forest Plan, which can lower your property taxes.


Sections

  2265 - 007 Trees: An Ecological Approach To Their Care    
  Fall - 15   Status:  Available
 
Section Schedule:   Tue 6:00PM - 8:30PM
6 Oct 2015 to 10 Nov 2015
Class Schedule: 6 Sessions
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $305.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
 
Campus:   St. George Campus
Delivery Options:  IN-CLASS
Instructors: Ed Borczon, B.Sc.F.
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This in-class course uses Blackboard (UofT Learning Portal) to post course materials. Go here for information on when you will receive your access information.

Textbooks are not required for this class.