Catalog 2013-2014

Woodlot Practices

  • Semester: Spring
  • Course Number: AS105
  • Instructors: Rick Thomas
  • Credit: 2


Course Description

Woodlot Practices provides students the opportunity to implement the College’s forest management plan by harvesting trees using chainsaws.  Students learn methods associated with safe tree felling practices, limbing and bucking procedures, chainsaw maintenance, chain sharpening, and assist in extraction procedures using draft horses.  In addition to practicing timber harvesting, students investigate selected principles of Silviculture.