Course syllabus ZDEFT - Dendrology of European Forest Tree Species (FFWT - SS 2015/2016)

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Course title in Czech:
Dendrology of European Forest Tree Species
Course title in English:
Dendrology of European Forest Tree Species
Semester: SS 2015/2016
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (4 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1/1 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
bachelor; master
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Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
Ing. Martin Šenfeldr, Ph.D. (instructor)
doc. Ing. Luboš Úradníček, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Knowledge of trees and shrubs as living organisms, creating especially native forests or man-made outplantings, tree species important from the viewpoint of forestry. Identifying important tree species, according to morphological characters and rightly named their by the scientific nomenclature. Knowledge of using the trees.
Course content:
Morphology, taxonomy, chorology and ecology of woody plants with respect to home tree species important from the viewpoint of forestry. The content, scope and role of forest dendrology. Taxonomy of trees. Vegetation belts and zonation including altitude vegetation zones. Development of woody species on the territory of the CR in the postglacial period. Original tree species composition and the perspective. Tree species specially protected by Law. Natural ranges of tree species, migration. Species variability: intraspecific, geographical, ecological, cultivars. Ecological relations of trees in forest stands. Systematic survey and distribution of coniferous and broadleaved species in various geographical regions of the world. Introduction of trees - arborescent species and their potential use for forestry and landscape management in Central Europe. (allowance 0/0)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
26 h
12 h
1 h
professional educational excursion
20 h
1 h
preparation for exam
25 h
preparation for regular assessment
27 h
112 h
Assessment methods:
Credit - practical knowledge of tree species: determinated 80% species from each group
1. Broadleaves according to herbarium specimens (memorized all kinds of exercises)
2. Conifers - fresh branches (memorized all kinds of exercises)
List of species to particular parts of the credit is available in the Document Server UIS.
- final examination (length of about 20/15 minutes, written test (60% of the total mark) / oral 40% . A list of test circuits is available in the Document Server UIS
Assessment criteria ratio:
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Daily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
ÚRADNÍČEK, L. Forest Dendrology.  [online]. 2014. URL:
ÚRADNÍČEK, L. -- MADĚRA, P. -- TICHÁ, S. -- KOBLÍŽEK, J. Woody plants of the Czech Republic. 1st ed. Kostelec nad Černými Lesy: Lesnická práce, s.r.o., 2010. 368 p. ISBN 978-80-87154-45-8.
POLUNIN, O. -- WALTERS, M. A Guide to the vegetation of Britain and Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985. 243 p. ISBN 0-19-217713-3.
VIDAKOVIC, M. Conifers : morphology and variation. Zagreb: Grafički zavod Hrvatske, 1991. 754 p. ISBN 86-399-0279-8.

BEAN, W J. Trees and Shrubs hardy in the British Isles. London: J. Murray, 1980. 868 p.
PRESS, B. -- HOSKING, D. Trees of Britain and Europe : photographic field guide. London: New Holland, 2002. 247 p. ISBN 1-84330-131-8x.

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