Vocabulary:

  • Dichotomous key
  • Gymnosperm
  • Angiosperm
  • Carpel
  • Pistil
  • Leaf/Leaves
  • Leaflets
  • Lateral
  • Appendage
  • Compound
  • Compound leaf
  • Palmate
  • Palmately compound leaf
  • Pinnate
  • Pinnately compound leaf
  • Simple leaf
  • Opposite
  • Opposite leaf arrangement
  • Alternate
  • Alternate leaf arrangement
  • Evergreen
  • Deciduous
  • Armature
  • Tendril
  • Serrate
  • Dendrology
  • Woody plant
  • DBH
  • Tree
  • Shrub
  • Vine
  • Liana
  • Herbaceous
  • Habit
  • Habitat
  • Ecology
  • Basal area

Classroom Resources: 

 Learning Objectives: 

  • Be able to explain the field of dendrology

  • Be familiar with the sub-disciplines and broad range of industry that requires a background or education in dendrology.

  • Understand and be able to list examples regarding the global importance of trees and other woody plants.

  • Understand the classification and phylogeny of woody plants.

  • Understand binomial nomenclature and how it relates to woody plants. 

  • Be able to create and use a variety of dichotomous keys.

  • Understand and be able to use dichotomous keys to identify woody plants. 

  • Be able to differentiate between a tree, shrub and vine.

  • Be able to list and differentiate between the two types of vines.

  • Understand the concepts of habit and habitat. 

  • Understand the flexible characteristics of woody plants depending on habitat and other growing conditions.

  •  Understand and be able to determine dbh and basal area.

  • Understand the field vocabulary regarding the specimens we have identified and discussed in class. 

  • Identify and discuss the specimens we have identified and discussed in class

  • Be able to define and correctly spell all vocabulary terms.