Factors Influencing the Rate of Deterioration

Many factors affect the rate of wood deterioration, including: Species – The tree species is the most important factor affecting the rate of deterioration, and bark thickness is the most important species characteristic related to deterioration. Bark thickness— Thin-barked species crack more quickly and extensively within the first year than thick-barked species because the wood

Intro to Silviculture

“Silviculture” is the science and practice of perpetuating forests by growing trees on a large scale (that is, not a single tree, but rather growing whole “stands” of trees).  Different methods of growing timber stands can be divided into “selection” and “even aged” methods.  In selection harvesting, individual trees or small groups (up to 2


An undergraduate education from any of the forestry and natural resource programs below can be followed by graduate education at the Masters and Ph.D. levels. Careers in forestry and natural resources can lead to senior-level positions in industry, government, research, nonprofit organizations, utilities, real estate, investment firms, professorial positions at universities, and more. For information