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Module 1: Introduction to Silviculture

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Lesson 1 - Introduction to Silviculture

  • Importance of our forests and the forest Industry
  • The forest of the past
  • The forests of today
  • The future forest

Lesson 2 - Softwood Tree Identification and Silvics

  • Silvics of Red Spruce, White Spruce, Black Spruce, Balsam Fir, White Pine, Red Pine, Jack Pine, Eastern Hemlock , Tamarack
Lesson 3 - Hardwood Tree Identification and Silvics
  • Silvics of Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Yellow Birch, White Birch, Grey Birch, White Ash, Red Oak, Beech, Trembling Aspen, Largetooth Aspen, Pin Cherry 
Lesson 4 - Stand Growth and Development
  • Stages of Stand Development
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