dendrology online course

Have you ever wondered what a Dendrologist does? Who is one? And how is this profession connected to trees? This course is for you! You are purchasing dendrology online course that will take your interest to the next level and help to get familiar with this job.

Have you ever wanted to start a garden but didn’t know how to go about it? Do you want to learn more about trees and flowers but don’t know where to begin? This online course is going to show you what it takes to become an expert in dendrology. Module 1 will cover the basics of tree identification, including tree types and species. In module 2 we are going to learn about flowering trees. We will also cover plant pollination, the life cycle of a flower, and other fun facts about flowers.

Emphasizes nomenclature, classification, and the distinguishing morphological characteristics of the native and naturalized tree species of North America. Introduces disciplines related to the systematics of tree species, including: morphology, physiology, phenology, ecology, soil-site relationships, silviculture, geographic range and natural distribution, wood characteristics, economic uses, and natural history (including major diseases and insect pests). Incorporates tree and forest habitats that provide cover, breeding sites, and food for a variety of wildlife species. Serves as a basis for studies in natural resources management, environmental science, and for advanced studies of botany, genetics, and tree physiology. Field trips required. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. Prerequisite: IB 103.

Special Instructions:

This section is for graduating seniors who are not able to take section A. Contact [email protected] to request enrollment.

Forest Communities: Basic Dendrology Course

Dendrology is a branch of botany that focuses on the identification and taxonomy of woody plants, including trees, shrubs, and vines. Our Forest Communities courses extend this information to include geographic location and habitat type.

Join Phinizy Center Education staff and invited field trip leaders as we offer
Forest Communities courses throughout the year! Each class consists of field lecture time, field study, discussion, and home-reading suggestions to help students become more comfortable with skills necessary for basic tree identification in the field. All field trips require long periods of walking and hiking through forest terrain, so have your walking sticks (and sometimes your galoshes) ready!

The courses introduce participants to the fascinating world of Eastern Forest Communities. Each week we visit a different forest community within the CSRA such as Bottomland Hardwood ForestCypress/Tupelo Swamp ForestMixed Hardwood ForestRiverine ForestDeciduous Forest, and Oak-Hickory Forest.

Participants gain a better understanding of these irreplaceable habitats as we explore basic plant diversity and morphology, nomenclature, indicator species, succession, and much more. Participants are required to meet at different forest locations each week and are encouraged to carpool if possible. Registration fees include a reference book, a class notebook with handouts, and an automatic enrollment to become a Friend of Phinizy!

Participants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please email [email protected] if you are interested in a course that is not open for registration.

Forest Communities: Basic Dendrology Course focuses on basic tree identification by looking at geographic location, tree structure, tree bark, leaf structure and seed type.

2021 Six-week Program; Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; October 6th to November 10th

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Forest Communities: Winter Dendrology Course focuses on tree identification generally without leaves present on the trees. Through exploring community type, geographic location, tree structure, tree bark, twig shape, leaf scars, bud shape, and more participants learn to use their investigative skills to identify trees in the winter!

2022 Six-week Program; Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; January 12th to February 16th 

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Forest Communities: Flowers of the Forest continues with basic tree identification but also adds identification of understory wildflowers that exist within each habitat through focusing on flower parts, symmetry, and fruit types! Note: This course does not occur every year.

2021 Six-Week Program; Wednesdays 9 AM – 3 PM; March 10 to April 21. No class April 7 during Masters week.

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Applicants may need to submit an official High School transcript or GED – HiSET to be officially admitted to a WMCC Associate Degree or Certificate program..  Transfer students should also have official college / university transcripts sent to WMCC in order to have prior credits evaluated for transfer.

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Details will be posted in January about anticipated federal funds for spring, as a result of the December 2020 US Congressional legislationCongressional agreement on COVID-19 would give higher ed $23 billion. 

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Students are assigned a faculty advisor to assist in the course registration process. View our current list of courses being offered at the Berlin campus, and  Littleton and North Conway Academic Centers.

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Transfer Opportunities:

Transferring from WMCC to another college or university has never been easier.

Two convenient ways have been created for WMCC students to transfer.

  1. Dual Admission:

If you know at the time of application to WMCC that you would like to transfer to the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene State College, or Granite State College, apply for Dual Admission. Students in the Dual NH Admissions program will receive advising to chart a seamless transfer pathway.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Apply to WMCC and indicate on the application that you would like to enroll in the Dual Admission Program.
  • Once you have been accepted you will meet with a WMCC advisor to learn more details.
  • Sign a Dual Admission Program agreement outlining the program requirements. Admission to the University System of New Hampshire is guaranteed by maintaining a 2.5 grade point average and earning a grade of C or better in every course. It is important to talk to an academic advisor as you plan your courses.
  1. Traditional Transfer:

Many students decide to begin their education at WMCC and then continue onto another institution after graduation.    You can begin the transfer process at any time while attending WMCC, and it’s never too late. If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university, please speak with your academic advisor or transfer counselor for assistance.

With increased transferability of courses and programs at WMCC, greater opportunities now exist.  The Liberal Arts Degree is designed to offer you an opportunity to take the first two years of a college program and transfer to four-year institutions.

WMCC students have successfully transferred credits to higher education institutions throughout the country.  If you’re considering completing  your higher education journey in New Hampshire has been created to assist you in the transfer process. This website contains a database that indicates which courses from WMCC transfer to participating institutions. Having this information could reduce the number of courses needed to earn a degree and save you both time and money.

It is recommended that all students enrolled in any WMCC program talk with an advisor to learn about all the transfer options available.Free

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