During the semester long project Arboriculture students create informational web pages on their assigned topics. The purpose of the web pages is to provide detailed information on urban tree related topics for use by both urban forestry professionals and homeowners. Students provide all of the content and decide how best to present the information. They are graded on accuracy of the information, organization, relevance, and appropriate citations. References are required and must be from reputable sources (i.e. Journal articles, Academic books, Government Agencies, Professional Organizations or Universities).
The graduate independent study project is to design and create a series of informational “sheets” – mini-papers – that briefly detail the historic and current cultural importance of selected woody trees and shrubs.
hackberry - Celtis occidentalis
buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentalis
eastern redbud - Cercic canadensis
grey dogwood - Cornus racemosa
ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba
witch-hazel - Hamamelis virginiana
black walnut - Juglans nigra
osage-orange - Maclura pomifera
ponderosa pine - Pinus ponderosa
wild plum - Prunus americana
choke cherry - Prunus virginiana
bur oak - Quercus macrocarpa
staghorn sumac - Rhus hirta
elderberry - Sambucus canadensis