LEARN ABOUT NATIVE AUSTRIAN TREES
Enroll today to learn all about Australian Native Trees.
- Learn to choose the appropriate tree for the location to save money.
- Discover how to grow your own trees to increase your savings.
- Important for anyone interested in arboriculture, regeneration, horticulture, or just plants in general.
- Studying at home can save you time, money, and hassle.
Learn about various Australian flora kinds, plant identification, data sources, planting, feeding, soils, pests and diseases, watering, propagation, and transplanting, as well as selected tree varieties, windbreak planting, agroforestry, tree management, and tree selection.
Any horticultural vocation requires a solid understanding of trees. Knowing them can help you plant more effectively and in a way that is in keeping with Australia’s natural terrain.
There are 8 lessons in this course:
- Review of the system of plant identification
- Genus, Species
- Monocotyledons and Dicotyledons
- Characteristics of main Australian Plant Families
- General characteristics of native trees
- Information contacts (ie: nurseries, seed, clubs, etc.)
- History of nomenclature
- International Code
- Ranks of Taxa
- Principle of priority
- Selection and spelling of plant names
- Changing names
- Planting Procedure
- Planting on slopes
- Time of planting
- Pruning native trees
- Steps in removing a branch from a tree
- Soils (Physical, chemical, biological structure)
- Soil profile
- Improving soil profile
- Water and air
- Soil temperature
- Soil life
- Soil Problems (Loss of soil fertility, Erosion, Salinity, Soil compaction, Soil acidification, Build up of dangerous chemicals)
- Improving soils (soil additives etc)
- Limestone Underlay Technique
- Fertilising established trees
- Plant Nutrition
- Water Problems
- Choosing the right propagating technique
- Seed sources
- Hybrid seed production
- Storing seed
- Difficult seeds
- Dormancy factors
- Maintaining genetic identity
- Propagating Media
- Propagating Eucalypts
- Propagating Acacias
- Improving cutting success rates
- Top graft
- Whip & Tongue graft
- Irrigated graft
- Grafting selected plants … Eucalypts, Grevilleas, Banksias, Hakeas
- After care of seed and cuttings
- Transplanting (seedlings, cuttings)
- Potting up plants and Growing on
- Most Commonly Grown Varieties
- Review dozens of relevant genera
- More About Important Groups
- Diagnosing Tree Problems
- Tree Surgery Techniques
- Other Varieties
- Rainforest Trees
- Constructing a Rainforest
- Melicope (Euodia)
- Making The Best Use of Native Plants
- Why plant trees in the Landscape
- Problems with trees
- Biological controls
- Planting Techniques (Pocket planting, slope serration, Wattling, Planting arid sites, Direct seeding, Spray seeding)
- Edible Australian Tree Crops (Davidsonia, Quandong, Backhousia, Citrus, Acacia, Syzygium, Tasmannia, Kunzea)
- Australian indigenous timber trees
- Essential oils
- Useful Australian Conifers (Actinostrobus, Athrotaxis, Agathis, Araucaria, Callitris, Podocarpus)
- Australian Indigenous Palms
- Special Assignment
- You select and conduct an in depth study of one plant genus or group (eg. Timber trees, conifers, trees from a particular region)
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
- Identify the Native Trees of Australia
- Describe the native trees of Australia.
- propagate native Australian trees
- Compare the traits and environmental demands of some widely cultivated Australian native tree
Conifer and rainforest Australian native tree species are compared for traits and cultural requirements.
- Explain the various applications that native Australian trees have.
- Examine in detail one kind of native Australian tree.
KNOW THE NAMES OF THE TREES YOU MEET
Typically, plants are given one of two types of names:
Typical Names These are English names that novice gardeners typically give to plants as a descriptive, memorable label. Many plants have multiple common names, and occasionally several quite different plants can have the same common name. Uncommon names exist for several plants. Common names are not subject to international norms, making them exceedingly unreliable and imprecise for identifying plants. Use the scientific name whenever it is available.
Biological names: Typically, scientific names are derived from the Latin language. Latin names for plants frequently refer to a particular feature of the plant; for instance, latifolia refers to the plant’s leaves. At first glance, scientific names could appear more complicated than common names. They do, however, follow a system, which can make identifying plants much simpler. Botanists from all over the world closely regulate and coordinate the system of scientific naming. Common names should never be chosen over scientific ones.
The Red Flowering Gum, also known as Corymbia ficifolia
Another popular name for eucalyptus ptychocarpa is the red flowering gum.
When trying to correctly identify a plant, it might be confusing because many species share the same common name. That is the primary justification for choosing scientific names over common ones—you always know exactly which plant you are referring to or looking at.
In the scientific system, plants are categorised by grouping them according to traits they share. Afterwards, smaller groups with similar traits are created from these groupings. These are separated once further, and this process of breaking down each group into smaller ones and smaller ones into still smaller ones continues until each group contains just one kind of plant.
The following are the primary levels of division: PHYLA comprises the entirety of the plant kingdom. There are divisions within the Phyla. Classes make up Division. Orders are used to separate classes. FAMILIES are used to categorise orders. GENERA are used to categorise families (singular: Genus) Species are the division of genera. SUBSPECIES and VARIETIES are sometimes created from species.
The two-word scientific plant names that you typically find in books or on plant labels in nurseries are as follows:
The name of the plant’s “genus” appears first. Always begin the genus name with a capital letter, and use lower case for the remaining letters.
The plant’s species name appears in the second word. Typically, the full species name is written in lower case.
Italicizing or underlining both the genus and species names is appropriate. For instance:
In horticulture, the primary plant phyla that we are interested in are:
- Anthophyta (often referred to as angiosperms) (commonly referred to as angiosperms) Any plants that produce flowers, such as eucalyptus, roses, lettuce, grasses, and others, are included in this group.
- Angiosperms make up the great majority of plants in the world.
- Coniferophyta (the conifers) encompasses all plants that produce cones, such as pine, cypress, and other similar species.
- Pterophyta, or “the ferns,” is a class that contains ferns and fern allies.
Other phyla include things such as mosses, fungi bacteria and algae.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
- This course will undoubtedly help you achieve your learning objectives if you have a passion for Australian native trees and want to learn more.
- If you work in site rehabilitation, this course will assist you in identifying and cultivating the appropriate species for the region.
- This course will provide you with the information and abilities required to recognise Australian native trees and comprehend their basic care if you wish to work in national parks and gardens.
- This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to make a start if you wish to work in or establish an Australian native tree nursery.
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