AY Honors/Forestry - Advanced/Requirements

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Forestry - Advanced

Skill Level






Approval authority

General Conference

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

1. Prerequisites: AY Tree honor; Forestry honor.

2. Define the following terms:

a. Basal area

b. Bole

c. DBH (diameter)

d. Seed tree cut

e. Selective cutting

f. Shelterwood cut

g. Silviculture

h. Canopy

i. Crown

j. Pulpwood

k. Succession

l. Thinning

m. Rotation

n. Sawtimber

o. Climax forest

p. 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?

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.

a. Sawmill

b. Pulp mill

c. 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:

a. Common and scientific name

b. DBH

c. Height

d. Age (determined by increment borer)

9. Participate in a reforestation project