HORT508 – Manage Woodlots
The aim of this module is to develop student's knowledge and skill in managing woodlots.
- Directed hours
- Self directed hours
- Total learning hours
- Learning Outcomes
- Define the characteristics and functions of woodlots.
Identify suitable woodlots sites and plan for their use.
Implement woodlot development.
- oWoodlot characteristics
oCost benefit analysis
oGrowth and production cycles
oAnalysis of type, significance, condition, value
oTree selection for site; growth rates, maturity, soil modification, features, size
oPlanting methods, tree management procedures
oHarvest and post harvest procedures
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Teaching and learning methods will be face to face delivery including; workshops, project based interactive tasks, with group sessions, tutorials, on-line learning, work integration, and independent research for the creation of portfolios of evidence of learning.
- Assessment Criteria
- Assessment is achievement based. Students need to attempt all elements of the assessment and gain 50 in each element of the portfolio to gain and overall pass in this module.