INTD 1127

Trees and the Urban Forest

Trees and the Urban Forest
Trees play a very important, if often forgotten role, not only globally, but also locally in our towns and cities. Wildlife habitat, pollution and storm water abatement, carbon sequestration, and energy savings, all arise from a healthy and active urban forest. In this class we will study the uses and values of the urban forest, basic tree biology and identification, arboricultural practices, planning and design, resource management, and community involvement. By using computer models to calculate factors in an urban forest setting, including carbon sequestration and pollution abatement, the class will make proposals related to Energy 2028, as well as develop a tree tour for the campus. (Not open to students who have taken BIOL 1003). This course counts as a cognate for ENVS majors with a focus in the social sciences or humanities.
Tim Parsons is Middlebury College’s Landscape Horticulturist. He is a Certified Arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture, a Vermont Certified Horticulturist, and holds a B.S. in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Vermont./
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
BIOL 1003 *

Sections in Winter 2022

Winter 2022

INTD1127A-W22 Lecture (Parsons)