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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AGL1000369, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0061, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track PAESAGGIO, PARCHI E GIARDINI [001LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination DENDROLOGY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge AUGUSTO ZANELLA AGR/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/05 Forestry and Silviculture 8.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 No turn
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 ZANELLA AUGUSTO (Presidente)
URSO TIZIANA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Biology.
WORKERS taking University courses are invited to contact the professor for a specific guideline towards courses and final exams.
Target skills and knowledge: The course will give practical indices and information in order to determine trees species in the field. At the end of the course, students are able to identify about 200 species of endemic (urban varieties) and introduced trees or large shrubs. These species are very common in all parks, gardens, urban green areas of Europe.
As complement of general information about trees (our students will become "wood technicians and experts") professor Alan Crivellaro, a plant anatomy specialist, will deserve 8 hours of courses and coordinated laboratory observations of stems of some broad leaved, coniferous and palma species.
Examination methods: Written test, 1 hour. Some general questions (about morphology and anatomy of trees organs) and 72 slides of leaves, fruits and other organs of trees, whose scientific species names must be recognized by the students (common name is evaluated as half the value of gender and species name).
Assessment criteria: The final test is composed of:
- some questions about the theoretical part of the course (9 points); among them there are some questions about stem anatomy, related to the course of prof. Alan Crivellaro, and corresponding to 1 Credit (= 4 points) +
- 72 trees selected among the trees encountered during the outdoor courses to which students are asked to assign a scientific name (latin) looking at photographs/slides of leaves, flowers, fruits, bark… (3 right names = 1 point, total of 24 points on 30).
9 + 24 = 33 points = 30 and laude.
Course unit contents: 1. Notions of natural evolution and plants history. 2. Basics of plant classification 3. Field trees classification, looking directly to natural individuals in parks and gardens. 4. Identification of trees starting from plant organs as leaves, fruits, branches, barks, other plants details often captured with a camera by the students themselves.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Traditional lessons, power points set in Moodle. Outdoor lessons in Padua gardens and green areas, sometimes by bicycle
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lessons (slides) available on Moodle Platform (
Office hours every open day, by appointment, upon agreement. Please contact the professor by e-mail:
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Ferrari M., Medici D., Alberi e Arbusti. Manuale di riconoscimento delle principali specie ornamentali.. --: Edagricole, 1138 p., 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • More D., White J., Encyclopédie des Arbres. Plus de 1800 espèces et variétés du monde. --: Flammarion, 831 p, 2005.
  • Owen J., More D., Tree guide. The most complete field guide to the trees of Britain and Europe. --: Collins, 464 p., 2004.
  • Oleg Polunin, Guida agli alberi e arbusti d'Europa. Disegni di Barbara Everard. --: Zanichelli, 208 p., 2010. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Margot e Roland SPOHN, Guida agli Alberi d'Europa. --: Franco Muzzo Editore, 2014. 25 Euro Cerca nel catalogo