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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Forestry
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1.) List employment opportunities in forestry.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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Forestry
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2.) Identify potential hazards in Alabama forests, including topographical hazards, stinging insects, venomous spiders and snakes, and poisonous plants.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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Forestry
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3.) Describe historical events that have influenced forestry in Alabama and the United States.

•  Comparing roles of Alabama forestry agencies
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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Forestry
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4.) Describe major parts of a tree and their functions.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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5.) Identify common forest trees of Alabama.

•  Comparing hardwood and softwood trees
•  Comparing gymnosperms and angiosperms
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Forestry
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6.) Demonstrate the use of tree measurement tools.

Examples: Biltmore stick, hypsometer, clinometer, tree calipers, tree diameter tape

•  Describing techniques for measuring diameter at breast height (DBH)
•  Describing techniques for measuring total tree height
•  Describing techniques for measuring pulpwood at marketable height
•  Describing techniques for measuring sawlogs
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Forestry
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7.) Determine the volume of standing timber.

Examples: using Doyle Log Rule, Scribner Log Rule, and International Log Rule

•  Calculating forest product value using cords, board feet, and cubic feet
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Forestry
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8.) Describe various methods for cruising timber.

Examples: line plot, strip, total

•  Grading a tree for defects, size, and type to determine possible products
•  Determining techniques for timber stand improvement (TSI)
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Forestry
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9.) Interpret map characteristics and features.

•  Locating various positions on a map
•  Using a scale to determine distance on maps
•  Identifying markings on a map
Examples: colors, symbols, contour lines

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Forestry
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10.) Demonstrate the use of mapping tools, including direction, elevation, and distance reading tools.

•  Locating land corners and boundaries
•  Determining acreage using a legal land description, topographic map, and a hand compass
•  Describing how topographical maps combined with aerial photographs are used to identify the location of specific property
•  Describing uses of a global positional system (GPS) in forestry
•  Describing a legal land description, including townships, ranges, and sections
•  Comparing systems of land surveying
Examples: rectangular, metes and bounds

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Forestry
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11.) Compare methods of harvesting timber, including seed tree cutting, clear cutting, selection cutting, and shelter wood cutting.

•  Identifying common harvesting techniques in forestry
Examples: felling, bucking, skidding, loading

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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Forestry
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12.) Compare artificial and natural reforestation methods.

•  Identifying sources of tree seedlings
•  Selecting methods for the handling and care of seedlings
•  Evaluating tree planting methods
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Forestry
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13.) Explain the importance of prescribed burning.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Forestry
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14.) Describe chemical and physical properties of wood.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Forestry
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15.) Identify lumber, timber, and paper products produced from wood.

•  Describing the process by which various forest products are made
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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Forestry
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16.) Analyze characteristics of lumber to determine grade.

Examples: decay splits, milling defects, knots, stains

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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Forestry
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17.) Describe wood treatment processes.

Examples: preservative oils, water-borne salts, pressure treatment techniques

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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18.) Identify causes of forest fires.

•  Identifying fire fighting tools and methods
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