Course code PHG215

PHG215 Landscape Plants - Establishment and Maintenance

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Course responsible: Jorun Hovind
Teachers: Ingjerd Solfjeld, Eva Vike, Ellen Marianne Zakariassen, Line Rosef
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in  Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/assessment in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annual
First time: Study year 2008-2009
Course contents:
Establishment and management of vegetation in different types of green areas. Establishment and management of trees, bushes, roses, perennials, bulbs, summer flowers and different types of grass areas. Production of landscape plants. Plant adaption to the climate. Quality control at delivery of plants and maintenance, Norwegian standard for nursery products NS 4400:2018, Norwegian standard for  operation and maintenance of parks and gardens NS 3420-ZK:2019. Ecological impact by alien species, restrictions on alien plant species. Exercises/demonstrations of specific practical tasks in connection with establishment and management in green areas, such as plant production, planting of trees, pruning of trees, soil quality and fertilisation.
Learning outcome:

Konowledge, skills and general competence

The student must have knowledge of the practical metodes of the establishment and maintenance of green areas, and be able to assess the most important prerequisites for achieving successful establishment and mainntenance. The student must have insight into the production of landscape plants, plant quality and various forms of delivery and understand the significance of this by description, ordering, control, plant selection and maintenance. The student must be able to understand and apply NS4400 and NS3420ZK. The student should be able to describe soil quality and various establishment and management measures. Students must know the most important ecological effects of species used in green areas, the most important restrictions on the use of alien plant species, have knowledge of the regulations and be able to perform environmental risk assessments for plants for green areas.

Learning activities:
The course is built around lectures, field trips and problem solving. In September, most of the hours are exercises, which is the basis for the assignments and further lectures in the course. The assignments are solved individually or in groups, and will require self-study. There will be a review of the solution to assignments in plenary with discussion and teacher resources present. Some assignments will be presented in plenary by the students. Ground walks, exercises and demonstrations will mainly be in the Norwegian landscape laboratory NMBU.
Literature overview will be available at the start of the course. The syllabus will also include material and lectures / presentations that are added continuously on Canvas.

There will be both Norwegian and English syllabus literature.
Recommended prerequisites:

Folder assessment consisting of:

  • 4 written assignment answers / reflection notes. Some assignments are delivered in groups, and some individually. Some assignments are assessed by the students assessing each other's assignments, and some assignments are assessed by the teachers
  • 1 group assignment with written answer and oral presentation
  • It is assumed that the students participate in field walks / stations in the Landscape Laboratory in order to be able to answer the assignments

All assignments must be submitted and approved to get the folder approved and passed for the course. Passing requires grade C or better on all submissions.
Parts of the portfolio that have been approved cannot be expected to be approved in later years, if the course is not completed with a pass.

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