Dendrology and the Natural History of Trees/Lab

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B. Huggett

Course Long Title

Dendrology and the Natural History of Trees/Lab

Cross Listed Courses


In this field-based course, students engage in the scientific study of the natural history and identification of trees and important shrubs native to New England, and some commonly planted non-native trees. Topics include the anatomy, function, taxonomy, biology, and uses of trees. Lecture topics support weekly outdoor laboratories, which may include trips to such field sites as the Saco Heath, Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary, and Wolfe's Neck State Park. Study of the woody flora of New England serves as a foundation for further work in biology, environmental studies, conservation, or related fields. Prerequisite(s): BIO 117, 124, 195, 206, or ENVR 203.

Modes of Inquiry

Scientific Reasoning [SR]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years