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ARBO300 – Nomenclature and Tree Identification

Module code
Module title
Nomenclature and Tree Identification
The aim of this module is to develop student’s knowledge and understanding of basic plant nomenclature and identifying trees used in arboriculture.
  • SX1702
  • WB2676
  • WB2678
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
As per Ako: Teaching and Learning Directions – Project-based learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices
Learning Outcomes
1. Use correct nomenclature for naming plants.
2. Identify tree leaves using a leaf key.
3. Identify, photograph or press, label and present trees commonly found in New Zealand arboriculture situations.
4. Verbally communicate the botanical names of trees commonly found in New Zealand arboriculture situations.
- Correct naming of plants
- Name including; generic name, specific or species name, subspecies, Maori name, cultivar, synonym, varieties, hybrid (interspecific or intergeneric);
- any other nomenclature
- Correct writing to the International Code of Nomenclature
- Identification of trees using a leaf key
- Process of using a leaf key (leaf shape, leaf arrangement, leaf margin)
- Labeling and presentation; botanical name, common name, identifying features; deciduous, evergreen, native, exotic, simple leaves, compound leaves, leaf shape, leaf colour, leaf arrangement, special features, bark, significant flowers, fruiting characteristics, shape, form, size, growth rate.
- Communication of scientific name for arboricultural or botanical expertise
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. Students must gain a minimum mark of 50% in the achievement-based assessments and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement-based assessment tasks. Where there are only competency components, pass or fail will be awarded.
Learning and Teaching Resource
? Tutorial notes, exercises and readings, flexible, blended learning focus on content and material as projects for project based learning.
? Interactive Moodle platform.

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