AY Honors/Forestry - Advanced/Requirements
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