Someone who practices silviculture; a forester.


Vehicle used in a logging operation for pulling cut trees out of a forest; logs are transported from the cutting site to a landing where they are loaded onto a truck.

Sustainable Forest Management

The management of forests according to the principles of sustainable developĀ­ment that includes finding a balance between social, economic, and environmental values.


Wood in any of its stages.

Timber Cruising

Sample measurement of a stand that is used to determine an estimate of the amount of standĀ­ing timber that the forest contains; measurements are collected at sample locations (plots); can give information on stand conditions, species composition, and volume.