2023-2024 / FORE0021-2

Tree species in temperate regions


12h Th, 12h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in bioengineering2 crédits 


Arnaud Monty

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Theory :

Temperate forests characteristics

The walloon forest

The forest tree species:

     Dendrological characteristics

     Growth and productivity



Presentation of forest tree species


Outing (species determination)



Learning outcomes of the learning unit

- To know the characteristics of temperate forests and the Walloon forest in particular
- To know the woody species in Belgium and to be able of species determination
- To acquire the basic knowledge for future learning in forestry and forest ecology

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Prerequisites Botany Soil sciences
Co-requisites Ecology Applied forestry

Planned learning activities and teaching methods





Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Field outings (4)

Recommended or required readings

POWERPOINT slideshows
Fichier Ecologique des Essences (website)
Flore forestière française

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Additional information:

Written examination : 50%

Species determination (oral examination) : 50%

Students must have their students ID card at all exams.

The use of any multimedia device will be considered as cheating during the exams.

Details about the determination exam will b given during the lectures (species list, evaluation system, etc.)

It is recommended that students realize an herbarium to help determination.

OUTINGS: the presence is mandatory. Non-justified absences can lead to a malus on the final note (up to 2 points by non-justified absence).

For the second session of examination, the evaluation is based on the same principles as the first session.

Students with a note higher than 12/20 for one part are automatically exempted for that part in second session.


Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The dates and destinations of outings can be changed due to organisational constraints. Lectures dates can also be changed with the agreement of the majority of the students present during the vote.
In any case, the presence at outings is mandatory and all absence will have to be justified adequately. Late arrival is not considered a relevant excuse.


For all questions regarding the organization or the content of the course, the student is invited to consult the information available on Blackboard or on MyULg (notably the learning outcomes). If the information is absent, the student can contact the teacher by e-mail at: Arnaud.monty@ulg.ac.be

Association of one or more MOOCs