A profession embracing the science, business, and art of creating, maintaining, and managing forested landscapes and their many component parts to produce consumptive and/or nonconsumptive outputs for use by humans or other species in a manner that does not cause ecosystem degradation.
the principles and practices for managing, using, and enjoying forests; forestry includes a broad range of activities: managing timber, fish, wildlife, range and watershed; protecting forests and timber products from diseases, insects and fire; harvesting, transporting, manufacturing, marketing, preserving and protecting wood and other forest products; maintaining water and air quality; and maintaining the well-being of society as it is influenced by forests and other renewable natural resources and their derived products and values.
The management of forests for wood, water, wildlife, forage, and recreation. Due to wood's economic importance, forestry has been chiefly concerned with timber management, especially reforestation, maintenance of existing forests, and fire control. In Canada, the extensive forest cover just north of the settled fringe supports large exports of newsprint, pulp and paper, and other forest products.
The science of the development and care of forests; the management of growing timber. Climatology plays an important part, including the study of the general livability of a forest to unfavorable weather conditions such as heavy snow, frost, glaze, strong winds, and drought ( fire weather), and also the analysis of the microclimate of the forest itself and the effect of this on the reproduction, spread, and control of pests.
Forestry is the art, science, and practice of studying and managing forests and plantations, and related natural resources. Silviculture, a related science, involves the growing and tending of trees and forests. Modern forestry generally concerns itself with assisting forests to provide timber as raw material for wood products; wildlife habitat; natural water quality regulation; recreation; landscape and community protection; employment; aesthetically appealing landscapes; and a 'sink' for atmospheric carbon dioxide.