Study programmes / B-ARB Arboristics / Dendrology
Course code:DENDA
Course title in language of instruction:Dendrologie
Course title in Czech:Dendrologie
Course title in English:Dendrology
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits), Fulfillment of requirements (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2/3 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester); part-time, 18/0/0 (h/h/days in semester)
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2019/2020 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:Ing. Martin Šenfeldr, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Martin Šrámek, Ph.D. (instructor)
doc. Ing. Luboš Úradníček, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites:Anatomy and Physiology of Trees and Bioclimatology
Aims of the course:Information about trees and shrubs as living organisms, creating communities. Historical development and current tree and shrubs species communities in the Czech Republic. Possibilities of tree and shrub species for artificial replacement and communities (planting in urban areas, the areas of air pollution, riparian vegetation, strengthening fences, anti-noise and anti-dust fences, windbreaks, planting land reclamation, land reclamation), and forests. Teaching the practical recognition of domestic species and introduced species using morphological or anatomical characters, etc.. Emphasis is placed on the major habitat types, rare and protected species and weeds and invasive introduced tree species.
Course contents:
1.Basic Dendrology (allowance 4/2)
a.Dendrology as part of biology. Responsibilities and role of Forestry Dendrology. Physiology of woody species. Life forms of woody species. The variability of the species. Ecological relationships of woody species in forest stands.
b.Introduction to Phytogeography. Chorology. Venues trees. Vegetation zonality. Deciduous broadleaved forests. Elevation vegetation zones.

2.Development of woody vegetation in holocene. The original species composition and future. (allowance 2/0)
3.Taxonomic overview of Gymnosperms and Angiosperms. (allowance 2/22)
4.Woody vegetation of CR (allowance 10/0)
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.

5.Introduction, the practical importance of trees. (allowance 4/0)
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.The importance of trees to humans. Practical use, past and present.

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-capacity to learn
-professional knowledge
-quality concept awareness
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to distinguish tree species after their morphological characteristics.
-Ability to recognize, determine, distinguish and systematize various biotic and abiotic objects
-Competence to design a suitable combination of trees for planting in the forest and landscape.
-Knowledge in indigenous and common cultural woody plant species
-Knowledge of ecological needs of woody species

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:- submission of a seminar work during the semester
- 3 written tests on the Latin names of species will be during the course. (3 x 25 pictures, maximum points for each test is 100, so maximal total receive points could be 300. To advance the practical knowledge of species is necessary to have at least 200 points . )
Credit - practical knowledge of tree species: determinated 80% species from each group
1. Broadleaves according to herbarium specimens (memorized all kinds of exercises)
2. Conifers - fresh branches (memorized all kinds of exercises)
3. Twigs in winter (Buds)
4. Cones, fruits and seeds of conifers and broadleaves
5. Wood with bark and bark
List of species to particular parts of the credit is available in the Document Server UIS.
- final examination (length of about 20/15 minutes, written test (60% of the total mark) / oral 40% . A list of test circuits is available in the Document Server UIS
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h8 h
     practice26 h8 h
     seminar0 h3 h
     field work8 h0 h
     professional educational excursion16 h2 h
     consultation1 h0 h
     public presentation (oral)1 h0 h
     preparation for exam28 h52 h
     preparation for regular assessment18 h47 h
     preparation for regular testing6 h20 h
     preparation of presentation2 h0 h
     writing of seminar paper6 h0 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
  • 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 I.: (Gymnospermae). 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2003. 70 p. ISBN 80-7157-643-3.
  • 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. -- TICHÁ, S. -- MADĚRA, P. Dendrologie. Brno: Mendelova universita, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7509-181-9.
  • KOLIBÁČOVÁ, S. -- ÚRADNÍČEK, L. -- ČERMÁK, P. et al. Dendrologie: cvičení 1. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2002. 198 p. ISBN 80-7157-619-0.
  • TICHÁ, S. -- ÚRADNÍČEK, L. Multimediální obrazový atlas dřevin.  [CD-ROM]. MZLU Brno. 2009. ISBN 978-80-7375-274-3.
  • KOBLÍŽEK, J. Jehličnaté a listnaté dřeviny našich zahrad a parků. [klíč]. 2nd ed. Tišnov: Sursum, 2006. 551 p. ISBN 80-7323-117-41-2.
  • MIKULA, A. -- STARÝ, F. Naše stromy a keře. 1st ed. 149 p. Jak ;.
Recommended reading list
  • ÚRADNÍČEK, L. -- CHMELAŘ, J. Dendrologie lesnická.: (Gymnospermae). 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 1995. 97 p. ISBN 80-7157-162-8.
  • ÚRADNÍČEK, L. -- CHMELAŘ, J. Dendrologie lesnická.: (Angiospermae). 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 1995. 119 p. ISBN 80-7157-169-5.
  • ÚRADNÍČEK, L. -- CHMELAŘ, J. Dendrologie lesnická.: Listnáče II (Angiospermae). 1st ed. Brno: MZLU, 1996. 91 p. ISBN 80-7157-236-5.
  • KOBLÍŽEK, J. Jehličnaté a listnaté dřeviny našich zahrad a parků (Obrazová příloha). 2nd ed. Tišnov: SURSUM, 2006. 178 p. ISBN 80-7323-117-4.
  • KOBLÍŽEK, J. -- SVOBODOVÁ, M Z. Dendrologický slovník anglicko-český a česko-anglický = Dendrological dictionary English-Czech and Czech-English. 1st ed. Kostelec nad Černými lesy: Lesnická práce, 2010. 266 p. ISBN 978-80-87154-40-3.
  • MUSIL, I. -- HAMERNÍK, J. Jehličnaté dřeviny: přehled nahosemenných i výtrusných dřevin : Lesnická dendrologie 1. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 2007. 352 p. ISBN 978-80-200-1567-9.
  • Keře. 2nd ed. Praha: Euromedia Group - Knižní klub, 2005. 287 p. ISBN 80-242-1364-8.
  • KREMER, B P. Stromy: v Evropě zdomácnělé a zavedené druhy. 3rd ed. Praha: Euromedia Group, 2006. 287 p. ISBN 80-242-1636-1.
  • PEJCHAL, M. Coniferia: Multimediální atlas jehličnatých dřevin.  [other]. Brno.
  • Klíč k určování dřevin podle pupenů a větviček. 1st ed. Praha: SPN, 1989. 271 p.
  • PILÁT, A. Jehličnaté stromy a keře našich zahrad a parků. 1st ed. Praha: Československá akademie věd, 1964. 507 p.
  • PILÁT, A. Listnaté stromy a keře: našich zahrad a parků. 1st ed. Praha: Státní zemědělské nakladatelství, 1953. 1100 p. Lesnická knihovna : velká řada ;.
  • POKORNÝ, J. Jehličnany lesů a parků. 1st ed. 308 p. Lesnická knihovna. Malé lesnické atlasy ;.
  • POKORNÝ, J. -- FÉR, F. Listnáče lesů a parků. 1st ed. Praha: Státní zemědělské nakladatelství, 1964. 365 p. Lesnická knihovna. Malé les. atlasy ;.
  • VĚTVIČKA, V. Evropské stromy. 4th ed. Praha: Aventinum, 2004. 216 p. ISBN 80-7151-238-9.