Forest Harvesting and Products

Forest Harvesting and Products - NRT245

Forest Harvesting and Products will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for the planning and layout of forest operations. This includes layout of operations, including harvesting, forest access roads, bridges and culverts and the transportation of products for processing. Emphasis will be given to the identification, description and operational constraints of a very wide range of timber harvesting equipment. Students will use maps, aerial imagery and inventory data to plan harvesting operations in a variety of forest types. Current operational considerations and procedures applicable to timber harvesting will also be covered. Students will tour a variety of forest harvesting operations and industry processing plants and discuss the relationships between timber harvesting and the processing into a variety of products. The historical evolution of the timber industry and the impacts of past timber management practices on the forests and forest industry in Ontario.