This is a self-paced plant identification course covering 66, common in the horticulture industry, street and shade trees.
You will be applying the skills you learned in Landscape Plant Identification I- Fundamentals to distinguish the differences between these plants, but also the resemblances they share for categorizing them into their respective families.
This third course will also build upon your use of these skills from the second course. You will see and hear some familiar genera, specific epithets and family names.
By the end of this course, you should be able to distinguish what makes a good street and/or shade tree.
Upon completion of this Plant ID course on shade trees, you will be able to:
This course is part of our Landscape Plants Series. This program consists of the following component courses:
Dr. Ryan Contreras is a Professor of Horticulture at Oregon State University. He has held a research and teaching appointment at Oregon State since 2009. He is also an ornamental Plant Breeder and teaches four campus-based and Ecampus courses, including landscape plant identification I and II, growth and development of horticultural crops, and plant propagation.
Dan Blanchard is a Graduate Research Assistant at Oregon State University. He's a graduate student with expertise in plant identification and growing knowledge of plant database and curation of living collections.