AY Honor Forestry - Advanced Answer Key

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Forestry - Advanced

Skill Level

3

Year

2009

Version

27.09.2022

Approval authority

General Conference

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Forestry - Advanced
Vocational
Skill Level
123
Approval authority
General Conference
Year of Introduction
2009
See also


1

Prerequisites: AY Tree honor; Forestry honor.


For tips and instruction see Trees. For tips and instruction see Forestry.


2

Define the following terms:


2a

Basal area



2b

Bole



2c

DBH (diameter)



2d

Seed tree cut



2e

Selective cutting



2f

Shelterwood cut



2g

Silviculture



2h

Canopy



2i

Crown



2j

Pulpwood



2k

Succession



2l

Thinning



2m

Rotation



2n

Sawtimber



2o

Climax forest



2p

Habitat




3

Study five tree species important to forestry in your area and give the following information about each:
a. common and scientific name
b. range of tree
c. height and diameter of tree at maturity
d. economic importance of tree
e. important pests (insects, disease, etc.) of the tree
f. habitat of tree, forest zone, and elevation
g. common age of rotation (harvesting) for various uses



4

What methods are used to insure reforestation of a harvest area?


The answers in your area may vary. In British Columbia there is a combination of private and government (Crown) forest land.


5

On a map of your country, draw the forest areas and indicate the types of forest in each area.



6

Write a short report (250 words or more) on the importance of the forests in your country. Include such topics as the importance of wood for timber, paper (pulp), and firewood; wildlife habitat; livestock grazing; good water quality; and recreation for people.



7

Tour one of the following, or write a report with diagrams about operations.


7a

Sawmill



7b

Pulp mill



7c

Furniture factory




8

Do a forest survey in a typical forest for your area. Using a prism, mark all trees large enough to be counted “in”, and record the following data for each “in” tree, and record the basal area by species for the whole plot:



8a

Common and scientific name



8b

DBH



8c

Height



8d

Age (determined by increment borer)




9

Participate in a reforestation project


You are going to need to plant some trees. Some young people make summer jobs out of tree planting. If you just want to do some planting to earn the honor, check with State or Provincial Parks for volunteer reforestation opportunities. You might also try Duck Unlimited or similar non-profit entities that manage conservation land.



References