Marking Trees: the Key to Good Silviculture




  • Thursday, October 22, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

While forestry is defined as the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber, silviculture relates to the branch of forestry dealing with the development and care of forests. Silviculture has been described as an art and science and includes marking trees to harvest in order to achieve a certain outcome. The Siuslaw Model Forest (SMF) has trees harvested periodically to improve the health, resiliency and value of the forest. So how does a forester decide what to mark and why? Come and join us for an afternoon woods walk as we visit stands that have been marked for an upcoming harvest. We will discuss with Mary Spring, the SMF forester, why she marked certain trees and for what purpose. Cost is $5.00 per person. Register on line: call 518 622 9820 x0