Forestry Study Guide 2021

Expectations

Students are expected to:

  • Identify common trees without a key and identify specific or unusual species of trees or shrubs through the use of a key

  • Understand forest ecology concepts and factors affecting them, including the relationship between soil and forest types, tree communities, regeneration, competition, and succession

  • Understand the cause/effect relationship of factors affecting tree growth and forest development (climate, insects, microorganisms, etc.)

  • Understand how wildlife habitat relates to forest communities, forest species, forest age structure, snags and den trees, availability of food, and riparian zones

  • Understand the value of trees in urban and suburban settings and factors affecting their health and survival

  • Understand how the following issues are affected by forest health and management: biological diversity, forest fragmentation, air quality, fire, and recreation

  • Understand basic forest management concepts and tools such as: how various silvicultural practices are utilized, the use of tree measuring devices, and best management practices

  • Identify complex factors which influences forest management decisions (economics, social, and ecological)

  • Apply silviculture concepts and methods to develop general management recommendations for a particular situation and management goals

Study Guide​ 2021

Tree Identification

Forest Mensuration

Measuring Standing Trees:  https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-35-02

Using a Biltmore Stick

- Jeff Stringer, University of Kentucky Extension:  See video links below:

Invasive Plant Control

Controlling non-native invasive plant in Ohio Forests: Bush Honeysuckle:  https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-68

Forest Management

Silviculture, Timber sales, Inventory and GIS:  http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/forestmanagement

Forest Industry

Ohio’s Forest Economy:

Wildfires

Wildfire in Ohio: http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/wildfire

Videos From Camp Canopy (Also provided on Wildlife Study Guide)

Includes videos such as tree id, Ohio Forest history, etc

 

 

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Tests 

 

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Answers