An Introduction to Silvicultural Practices
In this free online course, learn about the various Silvicultural Practices involved in growing healthy forest trees.
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This free online course features various silvicultural practices that enable the growth and sustenance of timber products. You will learn the processes involved in Logging; such as surveying a forest land, planting trees, felling the trees and then selling them as logs. You will also examine some of the applications of these logs of timber.
In the next section, you will study the factors that influence the growth and increment of forest trees. You will also learn about the computations involved in the measurement of site quality. Following this, yield and sustained yield, which is concerned with the harvesting of timber products, will be discussed. You will learn the computations involved in estimating the amount of timber that can be harvested in a particular region of a forest at any given time. The various methods of yield regulation, their advantages and disadvantages, will also be discussed.
The final section of this course will focus on Nursery Management. You will learn about the characteristics of good seeds and the requirements for proper seed collection. You will also examine the operations involved in seed testing and seed treatment. Next, you will learn about the factors to consider when selecting nursery sites. You will also learn about caring operations for nursery seedlings and the principles of Planting and Tending. This course will interest students studying Silviculture, Nursery Management and any related fields. It will also be beneficial to those who simply want to broaden their knowledge in this area. Start this course today!Start Course Now
Logging and Yield
Logging and Yield - Learning Outcomes
Logging and Processing
Growing Stock and Increment
Yield and Sustained Yield
Logging and Yield - Lesson Summary
Silvicultural Practices - Learning Outcomes
Seed Collection and Treatment
Planting and Tending
Silvicultural Practices - Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the process of logging and processing
- State the factors that affect growth stocks
- Discuss the methods of yield regulation
- Discuss the factors for determining the site selection for nurseries
- Examine the caring operations required for nursery management
- Outline the operations to be carried out before and after planting
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