Module Identifier RS11810  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mrs Jill Bullen Hulse  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite A level Biology or Geography or equivalent  
Assessment Exam   1.5 Hours   100%  

Transferable skills

Opportunities for skill development

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.

Brief description

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.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to;

Reading Lists

Hibberd B G. (1991) Forestry Practice.
Savill P S & Evans J. (1986) Plantation Silviculture in Temperate Regions.
Hart C. (1994) Practical Forestry for the Agent and Surveyor.