What is Forestry?
Conservation foresting and timber foresting are the most common specialist areas of forestry. A timber forester will work for a timber company meaning that they will be tasked with looking after farms and private forests owned by said company. The responsibilities of these foresters usually includes having the final call on the harvesting of trees, deciding whether to improve a Timber Harvest Plan (THP), monitoring the ecological impact that harvesting the timber will have, marking the trees for harvest and keeping track of the yields.
While the conservation forester will generally focus much more on global ecosystems and watershed preservation in the regions that are being forested. Main responsibilities for a conservation forester are conducting periodic surveys of the regional plants and animals, while keeping track of the human activity in the forests. Conservation foresters can also work as timber foresters at certain times but will always have creating sufficient protected areas of forest as a priority.
Simply forestry is the science and skill of managing, maintaining, using, creating, conserving and repairing forests and their associated resources while meeting the needs, values, and goals for human and environmental benefits. This is practiced in natural stands and plantation, the science of forestry is a blend of biological, social, political, physical and managerial sciences.
Forestry also involves developing better methods for protecting, plantings, thinning, felling, extracting, processing and the controlled burning of timber. One of the main applications of the modern forestry mission is reforestation, which is the natural or intentional restocking of existing forests and woodlands (forestation) that have been depleted, usually through deforestation