Planning a Forest / Site Assessment & Tree Species Selection

Dates available

8-10 October 2024

9:00 to 17:00


Jens Haufe

Course fee

£495 + VAT


Boreland Forest – Eskdalemuir

If you would like to sign up for this course, please email us at [email protected]. We will get in touch with you to provide details on the registration process.

We also offer a discounted rate for students and recent graduates limited to four spots per course, subject to availability.

In a nutshell

This introductory level module aims to provide an overview of site conditions relevant for forestry and their implications for tree species choice. Delegates should have a basic understanding of forestry. 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.

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.

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