Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Basically conceiving the importance of landscape plants dealing with urban and suburban landscape; understanding the basic principles in utilization of woody plants in lanscape; having necessary information on the botanical features of the most used woody plants that well adapted to local ecology and their cultural and ecological demands, their propagation and the foremost cultivars etc.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat İsfendiyaroğlu
Learning Outcomes
1Explaining the importance/merits of the woody landscape plants
2Conceiving the classification of plants according to criterion like norm, form, texture etc.
3Understanding the dendrological and biological differences among broad leaved and coniferous plants
4Knowing the natural habitats of woody landscape plants
5Knowing the morphological and biological features of woody landscape plants
6Knowing the ecological demands of woody landscape plants
7Knowing the propagation techniques of woody landscape plants
8Knowing the well-known cultivars and their features
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Description of woody landscape plants and their importance dealing with the urban and suburban landscaping; classification of the plants according to various physical (norm, form, texture, branching) criterion; various characteristics (taxonomical, morphological, biological) ecological and cultural demands, propagation and important cultivars of woody landscape plants. Land excursions and collection works aiming on recognition of species.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Description of ornamental plants and their worldwide and domestic importance and statusIntroduction of species
2Classification of woody landscape plants; biological differences between the broad leaved and coniferous plantsSample collection works
3Introduction to the examination of broad leaved trees (Maple Horsechesnut, Catalpa)Introduction of species
4Examination of broad leaved trees (Redbud, Ash, Goldenrain tree)Sample collection works
5Examination of broad leaved trees (Sweetgum, Magnolia, Planetree)Introduction of species
6Examination of broad leaved trees (Ornamental cherry, Oak, Black locust)Introduction of species
7Examination of broad leaved trees (Willow, Linden, Elm)Introduction of species
8Midterm ExamSample collection works
9Examination of shrubs (Strawberry tree, Barberry, Butterfly-bush).Technical visit to the nursery
10Examination of shrubs (Boxwood, Cotonaster, Euonymous)Sample collection works
11Examination of shrubs (Shrub Althea, Bay laurel, Lavender)Introduction of species
12Examination of shrubs (Lilac, Viburnum, Weigela)Introduction of species
13Examination of shrubs (Lilac, Viburnum, Weigela)Introduction of species
14Examination of climbers and vines (Trumpet vine, English ivy, Jasmine Honeysuckle, Virginia creeper, Weigela) Arrangement of dried plant samples
15Evaluation of homework and project presentations Arrangement of dried plant samples
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Yaltırık, F., 1993. Dendroloji Ders Kitabı I, Gymnosparmae (Açık Tohumlular). 2. Baskı, İ. Ü. O. F. Yay., No: 386, 320s. 2. Yaltırık, F., 1993. Dendroloji Ders Kitabı II, Angiospermae (Kapalı Tohumlular). Bölüm I, 2. Baskı, İ. Ü. O. F. Yay., No: 420, 256s. 3. Dirr, M. A., 1990. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their identification, ornamental characteristics, culture, propagation and uses. 4th Edition. Stipes Publishing Company, Ilinois. 1007p. 4. Mamıkoğlu, N. G., 2007. Türkiye’nin Ağaç ve Çalıları. NTV Yayınları, İstanbul. 727s. ISBN: 978-975-6690-80-2. 5. Özzambak, E., M. İsfendiyaroğlu, E. Zeybekoğlu ve Ö. Kahraman, 2007. Süs Bitkileri Yetiştiriciliğinde İyi Tarım Uygulamaları. Tibyan Yayınları Ltd., Yenişehir, İzmir. 200s. ISBN: 978-9944-172-01-1.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Field Trip11010
Project Preparation11111
Project Presentation11010
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12323
Individual Study for Final Examination12323
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO1   1  
LO2   1  
LO3   1  
LO4   1  
LO5   1  
LO6   1  
LO7   1  
LO8   1  
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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