Planning a forest: Site assessment & Tree species

Planning a forest: Site assessment & Tree species - planting sapling
Date: 
Tuesday 18 June 2024 - 09:00 to Thursday 20 June 2024 - 17:00
Organiser: 
Treestory

This introductory level module aims to provide an overview of site conditions relevant for forestry and their implications for tree species choice. Topics covered include climate conditions, an introduction to forest soils, vegetation as a fertility indicator, tree species’ requirements on site conditions and an introduction to Forest Development Types as the long-term target of forest management. The module includes indoor sessions as well as extensive site visits and practical exercises.

Join TreeStory Learn for an exciting, hands-on, three day workshop led by Dr. Jens Haufe. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced forester, this event is perfect for anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and about creating regenerative forests. Topics covered include climate conditions, an introduction to forest soils, vegetation as fertility indicator, tree species’ requirements on site conditions and an introduction to Forest Development Types as the long-term target of forest management. The module includes indoor sessions as well as extensive site visits and practical exercises. Don't miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge and meet like-minded individuals. See you there!

Prerequisite knowledge

Basic understanding of forestry practice and/or undergraduate degree or equivalent.

Learning outcomes

Delegates can recognise principal soil types and explain their implications for soil fertility and soil moisture. They are able to relate soil fertility to ground vegetation on site, access and interpret information on climatic conditions, and choose site-adapted tree species and forest types. Delegates will also be able to access and use Forest Research’s Ecological Site Classification system ESC.

Training material and recommended pre-course reading;

Kennedy (2002) – FC Field Guide 001 The identification of soils for forest management (essential, option to be bought on course)
Averis (2013) – Plants and habitats (optional)
Haufe et al. (2018) – Forest Development Types flashcards and guide (essential, option to be bought on course)
Pyatt et al. (2001) – FC Bulletin 124 An Ecological Site Classification in Great Britain (essential, will be provided as PDF)

 

Price: 
£495