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Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry

Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry

Horticulture majors study the ways that plants improve our everyday lives. Plants play many roles in human environments. In addition to beautifying indoor and outdoor areas, they control erosion, reduce energy and water consumption, and revegetate and restore destroyed landscapes.

Real World

Environmental horticulture and urban forestry graduates are working as florists, pest control advisers, nursery managers, landscape designers, arborists, plant breeders and custom plant propagators.

Major Requirements

As an environmental horticulture and urban forestry major, you have many field study options. You can specialize in urban forestry, floriculture/nursery, landscape management/turf or plant biodiversity and restoration. Depending on your specialization, you'll receive training in landscape design, greenhouse cultivation, replanting damaged landscapes or managing urban outdoor spaces. In addition to excellent teaching facilities, UC Davis boasts an herbarium, a computer laboratory, computer-controlled greenhouses, and an outdoor nursery.

Major Adviser

Name: Lisa Brown
Contact: lfbrown@ucdavis.edu, 530-752-7738


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