Session 10: Woody Plants
This session is all about woody ornamentals - trees, shrubs, and vines. It is not intended to be about the specifiic plants themselves, but about the conditions these plants require and how they are best grown in Wisconsin.
Instructions for Faciliators: Session 10 OPEN THIS FIRST!
Handouts for Sessions 10
- Lecture note pages
- Review questions
- Answers to Green Trash Tree & Awful Oaks take-home activity (from Session 6)
- In-class activity handout
- Wonderful Woodies crossword puzzle
MG Progam Presentation
- The MG Program: Continuing Education (2465KB)
- Make a collection of woody plant seeds and fruit; label and provide a brief description for each to share with class participants.
- Prepare a collection of 20 tree slides and 20 shrub slides and develop a script describing the unique, color, shape, fruit and other characteristics for each. Share with the class.
- Prepare and give a class demonstration on properly planting and fertilizing a landscape tree.
- Have an outdoor demonstration on proper pruning of a tree, a deciduous shrub and an evergreen shrub.
- Complete a computer net search on landscape trees and shrubs. Set up a computer in your class and demonstrate how to find Web sites with information and discuss some of the findings.
- Invite a guest speaker (landscaper, landscape maintenance, forester) to class to discuss a subject relative to trees and shrubs as a substitute for the WisLine program.
- Identify good choices of trees, shrubs and vines for Wisconsin.
- A. Review the Woody plants listed in A Guide to Selecting Landscape Plants for Wisconsin, A2865
- B. Go to the to the Wisconsin State herbarium website to identify and review detailed tree information.