Demonstrating Timber Management Practices Through Audience Participation
Author: Martin, George L.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 81, Number 5, 1 May 1983 , pp. 297-298(2)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:A procedure is described for having an audience participate in a demonstration of timber management. It is designed to let the members of the audience discover the rationale for the management practices, while maintaining their interest and attention. The audience is asked to help simulate a forest, and each person receives a unique work sheet containing growth and yield information for an individual tree. The benefits of thinning or selection cutting are demonstrated by "harvesting" some of the simulated trees and "growing" the forest for 10 years. The demonstration illustrates the effects of competition on the survival and growth of individual trees, and touches on some economic aspects of timber management.
Document Type: Journal article
Publication date: 1983-05-01
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