1 Definition of a Silvicultural System 4 The Decision Process Appendix 1 Answer Key
2 Major Types of Systems 5 There's More to Learn Appendix 2 Advantages and Disadvantages
3 Variations of Major Types 6 Implementation Appendix 3 References

What Have You Learned

  1. Explain the difference between the two types of strip clearcut systems.

  1. In what Canadian stand type(s) has strip clearcutting been mostly applied in? In what other British Columbia stand types do you think strip clearcutting might be most applicable?

  1. Describe the two types of seed tree systems.

  1. Explain the difference between the current European application of the uniform shelterwood system and the general approach that must be used in BC.

  1. Draw a diagram of a strip selection system and describe the harvesting entries as per their intent. Suggest some variations of this system.

  1. Describe a simple group shelterwood and two variations of this approach.

  1. What is an irregular shelterwood and what are some advantages of this system?

  1. Describe the difference between a natural shelterwood and a nurse-tree shelterwood.

  1. What are the two most important aspects of single tree selection structural regulation?

  1. Describe some advantages of group selection over single tree selection.

  1. How does a strip selection differ from a strip shelterwood?

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