personal initiative in assignment research and presentation
tree identification skills
teamwork skills in set classroom exercises.
Syllabus / Curriculum design
Lectures will consider the responses and effects of different management techniques and silvicultural systems. Reference will be made to complications such as wind throw and pests. With today's multi-purpose woodlands, management for recreation, conservation and landscape will also be considered.
Forestry/Woodland is the secondary system of land use within the UK, occupying some 10% of the land area. Many of you may be directly involved in woodland management. This module aims to provide a thorough understanding of the critical factors in a woodland rotation from initial planting to final harvesting.
On completion of this module students will be able to;
recognise and describe a range of woodland systems;
identify the role of woodlands through history and in the landscape;
understand the role of woodlands for nature conservation and recreational benefit;
recognise selected tree species.
Books Hibberd B G. (1991)
Savill P S & Evans J. (1986)
Plantation Silviculture in Temperate Regions.
Hart C. (1994)
Practical Forestry for the Agent and Surveyor.