Intensive silviculture is required for timber management majors and recommended for urban forestry majors. During this course, students learn about intensive silviculture on a global scale, with a particular focus on southern pine plantations.
This course consists of a lecture and lab. In lecture, students learn theories of intensive silviculture. The course focuses solely on diverse array of technologies utilized in modern intensive plantation silviculture, including tree improvement, vegetation management with forest herbicides, and fertilizer application. In lab students meet with industry foresters to see how these techniques are applied in forest nurseries, at stand establishment, and at midrotation.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to transition into industry jobs with an up-to-date understanding of how plantations are managed in the US South and around the world.