Study programmes / B-AS Agricultural Specialization / General Dendrology
Course code:DENDR
Course title in language of instruction:Dendrologie
Course title in Czech:Dendrologie
Course title in English:General Dendrology
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor; master
Semester:WS 2019/2020 - FA
Name of lecturer:Ing. Boleslav Jelínek, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Martin Šenfeldr, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Martin Šrámek, Ph.D. (instructor)
doc. Ing. Luboš Úradníček, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:Soil Science 2 or Soil Science or Soil Science 1
Aims of the course:Knowledge of trees and shrubs as living organisms, creating especially native forests or man-made outplantings, tree species important from the viewpoint of landscape planing. Identifying important tree species, according to morphological characters and rightly named their by the scientific nomenclature. Knowledge of using the trees.
Course contents:
1.Basic dendrology (allowance 6/6)
a.The content, scope and role of forest dendrology
b.Taxonomy of conifers and broadleafs
c.Ecological relations of trees
d.Practicals: 1) Morphology of trees and shrubs, 2) Conifers I, 3) Conifers II

2.Basic fytogeography (allowance 6/6)
a.Chorology, native renges of trees, migration
b.Vegetation zones (Boreal and central European forests, mediterranean, subtropical and tropical forests)
c.Altitudial vegetation belts
d.Practicals:4)Fagaceae, Oleaceae, Ulmaceae. 5)Betulaceae, Tiliaceae, Aceraceae, Juglandaceae, Tamaricaceae, Eleagnaceae, Magnoliaceae, Vitaceae, Aquifoliaceae, Anacardiaceae, Celastraceae, 6) Salicaceae, Solanaceae, Rutaceae, Ericaceae, Bignoniaceae.

3.Systematic survey and distribution of coniferous and broadleaved species in various communities of the Czech Republic (Woody vegetation of the CR) (allowance 10/10)
a.Woods communities of floodplain forests and springs.
b.Woods communities of peat bogs. Natural pine forests
c.Woods communities of thermophilous oak forests and forest-steppes
d.Woods communities of deciduous forests of hills.
e.Woods communities of mixed and coniferous forests of mountains, the upper treeline and alpine zones
f.7)Scrophulariaceae, Buxaceae, Hammamelidaceae, Sapindaceae, Simaroubaceae. 8) excursion to bot. garden, conifers repeat. 9)Caprifoliaceae, Philadelphaceae, Rhamnaceae, Rosaceae - Prunoidae . 10)Pomoidae, Spireoidae, Rosoidae, Araliaceae, Cornaceae. 11) excursiun to Luzanky park, Berberidaceae, Ranunculaceae, Staphylleaceae, Hippocastanaceae, Saxifragaceae,

4.Trees introduction , the practical importance of trees (allowance 6/6)
a.History and importance of introduction trees and shrubs. The most common introduced species, with an emphasis on invasive and domesticated species. Southern Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East. Asia. North America.
b.Development of woody vegetation in holocene
c.The importance of trees to humans. Man influence on the treesPractical use, past and present, Trees and laws.
d.12)Fabaceae, Caesalpiniaceae, Platanaceae, Moraceae, 13)Seminar - oral presentation of seminar works. Consultation and repeat. 14) Credit - practical determination of trees

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-professional knowledge

Specific competences:
-Ability of determination and solving of woody plants using in landscape
-Analysing and solving of problems of species composition of given site
-Competence to design a suitable combination of trees for planting in the landscape
-Knowledge of domestic and common cultivated woody species
-Knowledge of ecological needs of woody species
-The ability to identify woody species using morphological characteristics

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Credit - practical knowledge of tree species
Exam - writen test and oral
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice22 h
     professional educational excursion2 h
     consultation2 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
     preparation for exam30 h
     preparation for regular assessment40 h
     preparation for regular testing17 h
     preparation of presentation10 h
     writing of seminar paper15 h
Total168 h

Basic reading list
  • ÚRADNÍČEK, L. et al. Dendrologie: (společenstva a významné dřeviny ČR). 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2014. 143 p. ISBN 978-80-7509-181-9.
  • ÚRADNÍČEK, L. -- MADĚRA, P. -- TICHÁ, S. -- KOBLÍŽEK, J. Dřeviny České republiky. 2nd ed. Kostelec nad Černými Lesy: Lesnická práce, s.r.o., 2009. 367 p. ISBN 978-80-87154-62-5.
  • ÚRADNÍČEK, L. Lesnická dendrologie II.: (Angiospermae). 1st ed. V Brně: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 2004. 127 p. ISBN 80-7157-760-X.
  • ÚRADNÍČEK, L. Lesnická dendrologie I.: (Gymnospermae). 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2003. 70 p. ISBN 80-7157-643-3.
  • TICHÁ, S. -- ÚRADNÍČEK, L. Multimediálni obrazový atlas dřevin.  [online]. 2009. URL: http://www.
Recommended reading list
  • AAS, G., RIEDMILLER, A., 1997: Kapesní atlas Stromy, Slovart, Praha, ISBN 80-7209-007-0 BOLLIGER, M., ERBEN, M., GRAU, J., HEUBL, G. R., 1998: Keře, Ikar, Praha, ISBN 80-7202-302-0 HOLUB, J., PROCHÁZKA, F.: Red List of Vascular Plants of the Czech Republic -- 2000, Preslia, č. 2-4, 2000 : 187-230 KREMER, B. P., 1995: Stromy, Ikar, Praha, ISBN 80-85830-92-2 KRÜSSMANN, G.: Evropské dřeviny, SZN, Praha, 1978 HEJNÝ, S. et SLAVÍK, B., (eds.) 1988: Květena České socialistické republiky 1., Academia, Praha, HEJNÝ, S. et SLAVÍK, B., (eds.) 1990: Květena České republiky 2., Academia, Praha, HEJNÝ, S. et SLAVÍK, B., (eds.) 1992: Květena České republiky 3., Academia, Praha, ISBN 80-200-0256-1 SLAVÍK, B., (ed.) 1995: Květena České republiky 4., Academia, Praha, ISBN 80-200-0384-3 SLAVÍK, B., (ed.) 1997: Květena České republiky 5., Academia, Praha, ISBN 80-200-0590-0 SLAVÍK, B., (ed.) 2000: Květena České republiky 6., Academia, Praha, ISBN 80-200-0306-1 ÚRADNÍČEK, L., CHMELAŘ, J., 1995: Dendrologie lesnická 1. část, Jehličnany, skripta, MZLU v Brně, ISBN 80-7157-162-8 ÚRADNÍČEK, L., CHMELAŘ, J., 1995: Dendrologie lesnická 2. část, Listnáče I, skripta, MZLU v Brně, ISBN 80-7157-169-5 ÚRADNÍČEK, L., CHMELAŘ, J., 1996: Dendrologie lesnická 3. část, Listnáče II, skripta, MZLU v Brně, ISBN 80-7157-236-5 ÚRADNÍČEK, L., MADĚRA, P: a kol.: Dřeviny České Republiky, Matice lesnická, Písek, 2001, ISBN 80-86271-09-9 ČERVENKA, M., CIGÁNOVÁ, K., 1989: Klíč k určování dřevin podle pupenů a větviček, SPN, Praha, KOBLÍŽEK, J., 2000: Jehličnaté a listnaté dřeviny našich zahrad a parků, Sursum, Tišnov, ISBN 80-85799-86-3 Coniferia, 1999: Multimediální atlas jehličnatých dřevin, CD, Coniferia, Břeclav