The objective of this module is to introduce you to the general principles, common practices and new trends in silviculture. The aim is to provide a solid foundation so you can understand forest resource management and protection. After completing this module, you will be able to:
- Explain the basic principles for evaluating forest site quality.
- Identify practices that can be used to control species composition and structure of a forest stand by following the principle: “The right tree species for the right site”.
- Identify key practices that affect the successful establishment of forests, including selection of seed provenances, seedling production, tree planting, maintaining and harvesting.
- Describe the new trends of silviculture and explain the influencing factors.