LismoreSession 2Session 2
OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Considers plantation forests in a worldwide context as native forests become increasingly protected. Plantations provide environmental protection, carbon sequestration and wood for human use. This course uses a general teaching approach to introduce the science behind the technologies involved in sustainable management of plantations of both native and exotic species.

Unit content

  • Policies and ethos surrounding the approach today to plantation forestry
  • Choice of species and suitability of sites for plantation establishment
  • Nursery practices, site cultivation, planting and post-planting tending
  • Nutritional management of plantations
  • Thinning and pruning practice
  • Pests and diseases
  • Breeding strategies
  • Breeding strategies
  • Mixed-species plantations

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Field work 8 hours (once)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 3 hr (6 weeks)


Teaching method
Field work 8 hours (once)
Tutorial online 4 hours (12 weeks)

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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