Forestry & Arb

Everything to do with working in Forestry

Forestry is the science and craft of creating, managing, using, conserving, and repairing forests and associated resources to meet desired goals, needs, and values for human and environment benefits. 

Modern forestry generally embraces a broad range of concerns, including the provision of timber, fuel wood, wildlife habitat, natural water quality management, recreation, landscape and community protection, employment, aesthetically appealing landscapes, biodiversity management, watershed management, erosion control, and preserving forests as 'sinks' for atmospheric carbon dioxide. A practitioner of forestry is known as a forester.

Arboriculture is the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants. The science of arboriculture studies how these plants grow and respond to cultural practices and to their environment. The practice of arboriculture includes cultural techniques such as selection, planting, training, fertilization, pest and pathogen control, pruning, shaping, and removal.

A 'tree surgeon' is more typically someone who is trained in the physical maintenance of trees and therefore more a part of the arboriculture process rather than an arborist. Risk management, legal issues, and aesthetic considerations have come to play prominent roles in the practice of arboriculture. Businesses often need to hire arboriculturists to complete "tree hazard surveys" and generally manage the trees on-site to fulfil occupational safety and health obligations.

Both these aspects of the industry are well covered at Woodfest Country Show, for the general public to gain insight into the industry and for professionals to be able to converge together in their common interests. Another benefit to this part of the festival is to engage the interests of younger people who may be considering a career in this field.

All our trade stands, associations and training bodies will be in the Forestry Zone.

Public need to be aware that there are working machines in this area


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