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NR 270 - Silviculture

5 credits

NR 101  and NR 260  with a C or better.

Silviculture is a fundamental course in the field of forestry. This course covers key issues of methods of regeneration, site preparation, planting practices, animal damage control, intermediate treatments, nursery practices, seed orchards, pesticide use, application and safety, prescribed burning, pre-commercial and commercial thinning and harvest treatments. Labs will emphasize silvics of regionally important trees and practical, applied management prescription development at the school forest.

Theory Hours
3 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
4 guided practice hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe the role of silviculture in forest management
  • Identify characteristics of forest site and its influence on tree growth
  • Explain how silvicultural strategies for regeneration effect the ecophysiological growth in trees
  • Evaluate the growth of stands based on standard density indices
  • Formulate methods to assess stand density and potential treatments
  • Explain the role of fire and pesticide use in the culturing of tree stands
  • Describe methods of tree regeneration, intermediate treatments and classical reproduction treatments

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