Urban Silviculture

Course Information
TitleΔασοκομία Πόλεων / Urban Silviculture
Code86Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600019481

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 21
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)842
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)842
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)842
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)842
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)842
Elective CoursesCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)842

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Class ID
600231469
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, students will have acquired: 1. Knowledge of the ecological, environmental problems of urban green areas. 2.Knowledge of tree physiological damage from environmental factors. 3. Ability to select trees (ecological selection, selection based on purpose of use, functional, aesthetic characteristics, etc.), with an emphasis on climate change mitigation. 4. Ability to design measures to improve the conditions for the growth of trees in cities. 5. Ability to manage urban trees and urban green space. 6. Ability to evaluate the use different types of trees and shrubs used in urban environments.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Historical analysis of Urban Silviculture (trees in cities, urban and peri-urban green areas), ecological and environmental problems of residential areas. Urban green categories. Beneficial effects of urban trees and green spaces. Microclimate improvement, oxygen enrichment, CO2 sequestration, decontamination, health and mental impact, noise reduction, aesthetic improvement of the urban landscape, environmental engineering uses. Living conditions of trees in the city. Physiological damages from environmental factors. Criteria for species selection (growth rate, lifespan, dimensions at maturity, site requirements, type of root system, crown shape, pollution resistance, response to pruning, phenology, functional properties, crown density and solar retention rate, especially characteristics (eg. thorns, poisonous fruits, etc.), Treatments and handling measures to improve urban tree growth conditions. Assessment of different tree and shrub species.
Keywords
Urban Silviculture, Urban Green Areas, Trees in Cities, Urban Forestry
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures260.9
Laboratory Work60.2
Reading Assigment260.9
Exams20.1
Total602
Student Assessment
Description
The achievement of the learning objectives will be evaluated based on the written examination of the course at the end of the semester. In order to secure a passing grade (at least 5), it is necessary to achieve a passing grade in the final exam that includes Multiple Choice and Extended Answer questions from the course material. Submit of individual Work (Formative, Conclusive).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ντάφης Σπ. 2000. Δασοκομία Πόλεων. Θεσσαλονίκη.
Last Update
06-07-2023