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An Introduction to Silvicultural Management

This free online course highlights the systems and operations required to grow and sustain different types of forests.

Environmental Studies
Free Course
In this free online course, you will learn about the sustainable processes involved in managing forests. This course will also feature several kinds of Silvicultural Systems and their individual properties that can be applied to manage various kinds of forests depending on their locations, topography, or other related factors. Anyone who has an interest in silviculture, forestry and any similar field will benefit from studying this course.
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

In this free online course in Silvicultural Management, you will learn the principles of Regeneration, which involves practices that enable the re-germination of forest trees in areas where they once were. You will learn about the three major kinds of regeneration namely; Natural Regeneration, Artificial Regeneration and Assisted-Natural Regeneration.

Next, you will be introduced to Silvicultural Systems. This section highlights the different kinds of forest stands and their attributes. You will also study 'stand-structural objectives' which will enable you to decide the specific and desired structural attributes to assign to the trees that are to be grown on a forest stand. Following this, Tending Operations will be discussed. Tending Operations involve activities such as thinning, pruning and weeding. These need to be carried out on the forest land after the trees and other crops have been planted. You will then work through the general objectives of silvicultural systems.

Finally, you will examine a chart that shows the various classifications of silvicultural systems and how they relate to one another, after which you will learn about the characteristics of the Clear Felling System. Then, you will examine the advantages and disadvantages to decide the most suitable kind of forest to implement in the area. This course will interest students studying Silviculture, Forestry and any related courses. It will also be beneficial to those who simply want to broaden their knowledge in this industry. Don't wait, start this course today!

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:


  • Explain the types of forest regeneration
  • Outline the objectives of silvicultural systems
  • Discuss the characteristics of the Clear-felling system
  • Explain the stages of the Shelterwood system
  • Outline the variation of the Shelterwood system
  • Discuss the characteristics of the Selection system
  • State the general felling rules of the Selection system
  • Discuss the characteristics of the Irregular shelterwood system

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