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Course Title: Australian Natives I BHT113

Australian Natives I BHT113

Horticulture Course
Price:£325 Qualification: Certificate

Gain knowledge about Australian native tree species. This course first teaches you about different types of Australian flora, plant identification, information sources, planting, feeding, soils, pests & diseases, watering, propagation and transplanting. The remaining lessons then deal with selected varieties of trees, windbreak planting, agroforestry, tree maintenance and tree selection.

Course Structure for Australian Natives I BHT113

  1. Introduction: Review of the system of plant identification, general characteristics of Australian flora, information contacts (ie: nurseries, seed, clubs), review of major Australian plant families
  2. Cultural Techniques: Planting, staking, mulching, watering, pest & disease, feeding, pruning, protection from wind, salt air, mounds and raised beds, containers
  3. Eucalypts
  4. Native Trees: Casuarina, Brachychiton, Tristania, Angophora, Callitris, Araucaria, Palms, etc
  5. Acacias
  6. Melaleucas, Callistemons and Leptospermums
  7. Grevilleas: concentrated study of 25 species
  8. Ground Cover and Small Shrubs
  9. Commercial Applications

Aims of  Australian Natives I BHT113

  • Classify most significant cultivated native plants, to the family level
  • Determine cultural practices to maintain healthy native plants
  • Explain the identification and culture of eucalypts in your locality
  • Explain the identification and culture of native trees
  • Explain the identification and culture of acacias in your locality
  • Explain the identification and culture of native shrubs, including species of Acacia, Melaleuca, Callistemon and Leptospermum
  • Explain the identification and culture of different Proteaceous native plants, with particular emphasis on the genus Grevillea
  • Explain the identification and culture of a range of Australian Native ground covers and small shrubs
  • Determine commercially viable applications for different native plants
  • Compile a series of plant reviews with information on each plant variety

Price: £340
Qualification: Certificate
Estimated Course Duration: 100 hours
Available Learning Methods: Online, USB (+£5) and Correspondence (+£35)
Enrolment Dates: Our courses are self-paced and you can start at anytime

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