Forestry (FOR)

FOR 201 - Forest Mensuration I

Course Description

Effective: 2015-05-01

Teaches principles of forest measurements including basic elements of property boundary, location, forest mapping, techniques of tree measurement, and saw log and pulp wood scaling.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to combine the fundamentals of locating, describing and measuring forest land ownership, with the fundamental measures of wood products associated with forest land. Forest measuring tools introduced in previous courses will be utilized to measure land area, tree volume, defect, log and pulpwood volume, stand density, site quality and growth.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: FOR 115, MTH 113, MTH 114

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FOR 215 - Applied Silviculture

Course Description

Effective: 2015-05-01

Focuses on theory and practices involved in controlling the forest establishment, composition and growth. Laboratory emphasizes observation and application of various silvicultural procedures including site preparation, regeneration, and intermediate treatments.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of silviculture- the principles and practice of manipulating forest vegetation to achieve a particular goal. Lectures emphasize silviculture as it is used to meet landowner objectives in the central Appalachians.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: FOR 115

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FOR 227 - Timber Harvesting

Course Description

Effective: 2018-01-01

Teaches harvesting methods including physical layout, economics, contracts, silvicultural water management, protection consideration, and woods safety.
4 credits. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

The course is to education, train, and give understanding to the techniques to be proficient in the safe operation of a chainsaw in the skills of felling trees and merchandizing whole trees into market specific forest products. Give knowledge in understanding varying types of timber harvesting equipment and operations. To understand timber harvesting in-the-field operations layout, safety regulations, environmental protection regulations, forest road layout and design, and much more.

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