BIOL 284 : Native Plant Propagation: Winter

(Formerly BIOL 291E) Learn how to propagate native plants for local restoration projects. Through hands on training, students will propagate native plants from seed and live cuttings. Plants produced for this class will be used for various revegetation projects in the Olympic National Park and other Olympic Peninsula restoration projects. The winter session will focus on softwood cutting propagation, live-staking, seed germination and establishment in a greenhouse and propagation planning for restoration projects. (E) 

Prerequisites

Eligibility for both ENGL& 101 and MATH 090/091

Recommended Prerequisites:

Course Outcomes

  1. Understand the complexities of running a native plant nursery.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to propagate native trees and shrubs from hardwood cuttings.
  3. Analyze germination rates and determine the most effective seed stratification method for a variety of native plant species.
  4. Develop plant propagation plans for a restoration project.

Overview

Program

Credits

2 - 3