ARBO602 – Entomology in Trees

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Module code
ARBO602
Module title
Entomology in Trees
Prescription
The aim of this module is to develop students knowledge of entomology in amenity trees, and their skill in evaluating and managing pests for tree assessment and care purposes.
Programmes
  • SX1902
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
5
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
20
Self directed hours
30
Total learning hours
50
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Analyse the entomological relationship insects have with amenity tree habitats.
2. Categorize adverse amenity tree pests, evaluating their signs, and give diagnostic descriptions of damage to tree habitats.
3. Identify factors influencing the effectiveness of control measures using information on the biology of the pest
4. Evaluate options for the management of the entomological relationship of insects and trees.
Content
? Pest lifecycles and methods of spread.
? Signs of pest injury to amenity trees.
? Parts of trees damaged by pests
? Diagnosis and description of effect pests have on trees
? Related organisms beneficial to amenity trees.
? Less common, but severe, amenity tree pests.
? Identification and classification of amenity tree pests.
? Assessing, monitoring amenity tree pests.
? Management options for amenity tree pests.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students need to pass all components of the portfolio with at least 50% in order to pass this module.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Project-based learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices