Silviculture and Forest Management

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What is Forest Management?

  • Forest management is the application of appropriate technical forestry principles, practices and business techniques (e.g., accounting, cost/benefit analysis, etc.) to the management of a forest to achieve the owner’s objectives.
  • Stated more simply, forest management is providing a forest the proper care so that it remains healthy and vigorous and provides the products and the amenities the landowner desires.
  • Forest management is not so much a subject or a science as it is a process. Think of it as the development and execution of a plan integrating all of the principles, practices and techniques necessary to care properly for the forest.

Credit: Randell B. Heiligmann, Extension Specialist, Ohio State University

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Silviculture and Forest Management

  • What is Forest Management?
  • Silviculture
  • Forest Management Systems
  • Even-Aged Management
  • Clearcutting (Regeneration Cutting)
  • Shelterwood Cutting
  • Seed Tree
  • Intermediate Cutting
  • Uneven-Aged Management
  • Forest Inventory
  • Basal Area
  • Stocking
  • Site Index
  • Quiz Instructions:

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