Study programmes / B-ARB Arboristics / Dendrology II
Course code:DE2
Course title in language of instruction:Dendrologie II
Course title in Czech:Dendrologie II
Course title in English:Dendrology II
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2; part-time, 19/0
(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:SS 2019/2020 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:Ing. Pavel Bulíř, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. et Ing. Lenka Miksová (examiner, instructor)
prof. Ing. Miloš Pejchal, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:Dendrology I or Dendrology
Aims of the course:Students should obtain knowledge of woody plant species and their properties that are important for garden design and landscape architecture. Emphasis is put above all on growth, outward, ecological and production parameters and on resulting possibilities of use. They should be also able to evaluate the present situation and developmental tendencies of individual plants, groups and stands of woody plants with regard to needs of gardening and landscape architecture.
Course contents:
1.Woody species important for landscape design (allowance 0/28)
a.diciduous woody species - part 1
b.evergreen woody species
c.diciduous woody species in the leafless state

2.Practical significance of selected morphological and anatomical properties of trees (allowance 6/0)
a.Growth forms of woody plants
b.Stem, bud, leaf, flower, fruit, root

3.Functional categories of woody species (allowance 1/0)
a.temporary woody species woody species

4.Compositional properties (allowance 4/0) span
b.growth rate
h.visually interesting parts
k.sociocultural significance

5.Ecological properties (allowance 14/0)
a.Selected issues of ecologial constitution of woody species (ecological limits, woody species and environment components, selected issues of ecology of forest community, woody species and vegetation belts)
b.Selection of woody species for different habitat types (principles and methods, auxiliary materials for the selection of woody species, woody species for habitats heavily modified by human)

6.Inventarization and classification of woody species vegetation elements - this topic has been innovated in the frame of the project No.CZ.1.07/2.2.00/15.0122 (allowance 3/0)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-capacity to learn
-professional knowledge
-science and research skills
-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
-Abitity to take care for woody plants with respect to their ecophysiological and aestethic characteristics
-Competences and skills to do the hazard tree assessment
-Knowledge in indigenous and common cultural woody plant species
-Knowledge of domestic and common cultivated woody species
-Knowledge of ecological needs of woody species
-Tree evaluation capability
-Use of woody plants variability in space and time

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 -- conditions for the granting:
(1) Ability to dermine the specific woody species by twigs. Two written tests (mid-term and at the end of the semester), it is necessary to identify ten out of ten test samples; one error in specific epithet is tolerated when properly repaired and when two extra samples are properly identified. For each formal error in writing woody species names one extra sample is to be properly identified.
(2) Ability to determine the specific woody species by whole living plants. Oral exam at the end of semester. It is necessary to know ten items out of ten, one error is tolerated if it is correctly corrected.
(3) Knowledge of the characteristics of individual trees. Written test at the end of the semester. Must obtain a minimum of fifteen points from a possible twenty.
(4) Knowledge of the subject taught at the lectures. Written test at mid and end of semester. It is necessary to score at least seven points out of ten possible points.
(5) Compulsory attendance at seminars.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h2 h
     practice28 h4 h
     professional educational excursion0 h4 h
     consultation0 h9 h
     preparation for regular assessment20 h50 h
     preparation for regular testing8 h15 h
Total84 h84 h

Basic reading list
  • PEJCHAL, M. Arboristika I: obecná dendrologie. 1st ed. Mělník: Vyšší odborná škola zahradnická a střední zahradnická škola Mělník, 2008. 170 p.
  • PEJCHAL, M. Dendrologie 2 .  [online]. 2016. URL:
  • PEJCHAL, M. Sadovnická dendrologie: návody do cvičení - jehličnany. 1st ed. Brno: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1983. 168 p.
Recommended reading list
  • HIEKE, K. Praktická dendrologie. 1st ed. Praha: Státní zemědělské nakladatelství, 1978. 533 p.
  • HIEKE, K. Praktická dendrologie. 1st ed. Praha: Státní zemědělské nakladatelství, 1978. 589 p.
  • HURYCH, V. Okrasné dřeviny pro zahrady a parky. Praha: KVĚT, 2003.
  • KAVKA, B. -- KOLAŘÍK, J. Sadovnická dendrologie I. Listnaté stromy. 1st ed. Brno: EDEN, 1995. 203 p.
  • KOBLÍŽEK, J. Jehličnaté a listnaté dřeviny našich zahrad a parků. 2nd ed. Tišnov: Sursum, 2006. 551 p. ISBN 80-7323-117-4.
  • 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.
  • MUSIL, I. Lesnická dendrologie. 2., Listnaté dřeviny : přehled dřevin v rámci systému rostlin krytosemenných. Praha: Česká zemědělská univerzita, 2005.
  • ÚRADNÍČEK, L. et al. Dřeviny České republiky. 2nd ed. Kostelec nad Černými lesy: Lesnická práce, 2009. 367 p. ISBN 978-80-87154-62-5.
  • PEJCHAL, M. Dendrologie – teze přednášek. Lednice: MENDELU, Ústav biotechniky zeleně, 2018.