ARBO614 – Urban Forest Management Research

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Module code
Module title
Urban Forest Management Research
The aim of this module is to develop students skill and knowledge in the research and evaluation of urban forest management for the justification of planning decisions.
  • SX1902
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Formulate an arboriculture research proposal on current interest topics around urban forest management.
2. Interpret research findings and present the required information and justified conclusion for parties to the management of urban forests.
Relatable Research areas;
- Computer based tree inventory.
- Notable, historic, rare and protected trees and their maintenance requirements.
- Holistic amenity tree management from design concept, species selection, establishment and maintenance, through to replacement.
- Urban forestry.
- Urban forest woodlot; scope, management and design.
- Species selection and management for timber productions.
- Environmental values of trees; including wildlife habit, erosion control, pollution control, CO2 sinks, shelter and conservation.
- Trees and utility services
- Tree protection on development sites
- Other products and values of trees.
- Tree maintenance plans
- Management of trees for multiple purposes.
- Specific requirements of information; for public, ratepayers, corporate organizations, government organizations
- Sustainable land management.
- 100 hours of research effort is evident
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