Plantation and Farm Silviculture

Subject 220-282 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty hours of lectures and 30 hours of practical work
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview:

The subject introduces the concept of plantations as forests and outlines the range of uses for tree on farms.

On completion of this subject, students should:

  • understand the processes involved in establishing both softwood and hardwood plantations;

  • understand the range of uses of trees on farms, including commercial possibilities and the potential of agroforestry;

  • be aware of the stand tending operations required in both plantations and farm forestry; and

  • be familiar with current practices involving policy, planning, establishment, maintenance and utilisation of farm forests and plantations.

The subject covers the areas of:

  • use of trees on farms and whole farm planning;

  • markets for farm tree products;

  • agroforestry;

  • species selection;

  • site assessment and preparation;

  • establishment;

  • stand tending and health; and

  • government incentives.

Assessment: A 2-hour examination worth 40%, and up to three projects of a maximum of 2000 words totalling 60% of the final marks.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Forestry Management

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