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Unit 4 Basic Tree Selection

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Be familiar with the following factors in tree selection:
    • Achieving species diversity
    • Choosing cultivars
    • Choosing native or exotic species
  2. Understand tree morphology as an aid to tree identification
  3. Learn to identify trees

Understanding Trees

  1. Background information for plant identification
  2. Considerations for species and cultivar selection
  3. Identification List #1

Becoming an Advanced Master Gardener Tree Steward

Suggested Readings

These will be added. A complete list of the readings is available in the required text, "Advanced Master Gardener - Tree Steward Handbook," Virginia Cooperative Extension. The text is available from the Office of Consumer Horticulture of the Horticulture Department of Virginia Tech.

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