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Unit description

Explores the importance of plantations and trees in agricultural landscapes. Students will examine the role of planted trees and forests for environmental protection, carbon sequestration and wood and non-wood products. Students will gain an understanding of biophysical, economic and social factors and risks that impact on tree growing and that determine financial outcomes over long planning horizons.

Unit content

1. Planted forests for multiple uses; plantations, agroforestry and trees on farms
2. Species choice and site suitability
3. Site preparation, establishment and post plant tending
4. Nutritional management of plantations and tree crops
5. Growth and wood quality, spacing, thinning and pruning, product outcomes
6. Silvopastoral systems, agroforestry, mixed species plantations, shelter belts

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate advanced understanding of complexities involved in growing planted trees and forests
2evaluate and apply techniques and methods appropriate to achieve management objectives
3critically evaluate risks associated with planted trees: species selection, pests and disease, climatic and financial risks of long term planning horizons

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate advanced understanding of complexities involved in growing planted trees and forests
  2. evaluate and apply techniques and methods appropriate to achieve management objectives
  3. critically evaluate risks associated with planted trees: species selection, pests and disease, climatic and financial risks of long term planning horizons

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 Hr (11 Weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 Hours (5 Weeks)
Residential session 8 Hrs (2 Days)
Assessment
Short written response30%
Presentation30%
Report40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 Hr (11 Weeks)
Tutorial online 2 Hr (5 Weeks)
Residential session 8 Hrs (2 days)
Assessment
Short written response30%
Presentation30%
Report40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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