Forestry

Course CodeBAG109
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

Learn to grow and harvest timber

  • Forest plantations
  • Urban forestry
  • Agroforestry

Lesson Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. The Scope, Nature and Fundamentals of Forestry
    • Introduction to Forests
    • Tree Value
    • Understanding Wood
    • Tools in Forestry
    • Power Tools and General Tool Maintenance
    • Deciding on Tools in Agroforestry Applications
    • Extending Chain Life
    • Duty of Care in The Workplace
    • Protective Equipment
  2. Timber Types
    • Introduction to Timber and Forest Products
    • Different Types of Wood and Their Uses
    • Composites
  3. Harvesting
    • Tree Felling and Stump Removal
    • Protecting Trees
    • National Tree Registers
    • Keeping the Work Site Safe
    • Duty of Care
    • Costing Jobs
  4. Milling and Processing
    • Introduction to Processing Timber
    • Turning Trees into Timber
    • Reviewing Saws
    • Effecting of Shrinkage
    • Wood Preservation in Cut Timber
  5. Plantation and Forestry Management
    • Introduction
    • Key terms
    • Silviculture
    • Shelterbelts
    • Pruning and Thinning
  6. Conservation & Restoration Forestry
    • Introduction to conservation and restoration
    • Forestry for Wildlife Conservation
    • Forestry for Erosion Control
    • Forestry for Salinity Control
    • Design Options including wide-spaced, clump and cluster and woodlots
  7. Agroforestry
    • Introduction to agroforestry
    • Benefits of Agroforestry including carbon sinks and credits
    • Agroforestry in Farming
    • Future Developments
  8. Urban Forestry
    • Introduction to Urban Forestry
    • Selecting Tree Species
    • Where to Plant
    • Environmental and Health Benefits of Trees in Urban Environments
    • Production Benefits of Trees in Urban Environments
  9. Lesson 9 PBL: Planning a Commercial Timber Production
    • Project Based Activity: to write a plan for commercial timber production on a small 5-acre woodlot, taking account of the site specific and environmental considerations.




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