Course syllabus PAOS - Assessment and Valuation of Trees (FFWT - WS 2019/2020)


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Course code:
PAOS
Course title in Czech:
Assessment and Valuation of Trees
Course title in English:
Assessment and Valuation of Trees
Semester:
WS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2/3 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 19/0/0 (h/h/days in semester) (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
bachelor; master; master continuing
Course type:
required
Type of delivery: usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department: Department of Wood Science and Technology (FFWT)
Faculty:
Teachers:
Ing. Valentino Cristini (instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Alena Klimešová, DiS. (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Luděk Praus, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Ing. Barbora Vojáčková, DiS. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:
none
 
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
To learn the students to analyze physiological and mechanical parameters of tree stability at the stand, including special device supported methods,and to offer an adequate way of tree care.
 
Course content:
1.
Introduction (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Theory of hazard assessment
b.Basic principles of tree evaluation

2.
The Vitality (allowance 4/4)
 
a.
Evaluation of the parameters of vitality
b.
Main parameters
c.
Vitality and tree health

3.The Tree Health (allowance 4/4)
 
a.Parameters of tree health
b.
The Stability and the Safety

4.
Tree Appraisement (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Appraisement according to the AOPK ČR
b.
Appreisement according to the Ministry of Finance edict
c.
Other methods of tree appraisement

5.
Device Supported Methods for the Tree Evaluation (allowance 6/6)
 
a.
Methods division
b.
Physical principles of single methods
c.
Devices for evaluation of the tree stability
d.
Devices for evaluation of the tree vitality

6.
Special Methods of the Tree Evaluation (allowance 2/2)
 
a.Method for evaluation of ecological value of a tree
b.
Methods SIA & WLA
c.
The QTRA method and similar
d.
Authorized experts, requirements, practice
e.
Other methods of tree evaluation

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
lecture
20 h
14 h
practice
20 h
0 h
field work15 h4 h
public presentation (oral)
1 h
1 h
preparation for exam
48 h
60 h
preparation for regular assessment
10 h
20 h
preparation of presentation
2 h
1 h
elaboration and execution of projects
24 h
40 h
Total
140 h
140 h
 
Assessment methods:
Three 30 minutes tests during the period to get the credit. The one who has the credit can enter the exam.
Exam is oral and will be held in the field. For entering the credit and the project are demanded. The project contains three parts -- evaluation of 100 trees from specific locality, detail evaluation of ten trees (on the level of expert witness) and evaluation of chosen instrumented evaluation of one tree. The project defines 50 % of the mark.
The exam compounds from the project plea and practical exemplary evaluation of trees, where the student has to evaluate the vitality, the stability,the health status and give the precaution proposal for chosen trees. Important part of the evaluation will be also proposal of tree protection and description of needed legislative acts.
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
Total
0 %
0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
KOLAŘÍK, J. et al. Péče o dřeviny rostoucí mimo les . Vlašim: ČSOP Vlašim, 2003. 261 p. ISBN 80-86327-36-1.
KOLAŘÍK, J. et al. Péče o dřeviny rostoucí mimo les. 3rd ed. Vlašim: ČSOP, 2010. 696 p. Metodika Českého svazu ochránců přírody ;. ISBN 978-80-86327-85-3.
Principles of tree hazard assessment and management. London: Stationery Office, 388 p. Research for amenity trees. ISBN 0-11-753355-6.
The body language of trees: a handbook for failure analysis. London: The Stationary Office, 2006. 240 p. ISBN 0-11-753067-0.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-ARB-ARB Arboristics, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Field of study B-ARB-ARB Arboristics, part-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2020/2021, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, WS 2015/2016 (and older)
Teaching place: Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 11/19/2019.

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