Silviculture I

Silviculture I - NRT146

This course is the first of two Forestry courses (Silviculture I and Silviculture II) which together explain how reforestation in Ontario is carried out to manage both Boreal and Great Lakes - St. Lawrence forest region tree species. As an introduction to Ontario reforestation methods, policies which affect silviculture and silviculture planning will be described. The silvics of important forest trees will be presented as they affect the regeneration of these species. Harvesting methods as they affect regeneration, preparing sites for artificial or natural regeneration and carrying out direct seeding operations will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the ecosystem approach to silviculture and low impact natural forest regeneration systems complement the complete range of silviculture activities.