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Introduction to soil identification for foresters - RFS one day training co...

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Alice Holt Research Station

Alice Holt Lodge

Farnham

GU10 4LH

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Introduction to soil identification for foresters

The objectives for this workshop are to enable course members to:

  • Understand the importance of soil recognition in forest management;
  • Understand how to use published geological and soil information to help in soil type identification;
  • Learn how to approach soil investigation in the forest or field, and gain some practical experience in doing so;
  • Understand the principles behind the Forestry Commission Ecological Site Classification (ESC) System, and how to input appropriate data into it;
  • Understand how to predict tree species suitability using ESC, taking climate change into account.

The workshop is designed to be suitable for any forestry professional whose decisions depend on knowledge of soil.

Welcome and introductions; brief review of day’s events and domestics.

Session 1: The FC Soil Classification. Importance of soil type recognition. Decision making based on soil type - the right tree in the right place (on the right soil type).

Session 2: How to determine soil type in the office and in the field. Resources, tools and basic techniques.

Session 3: Demystifying Ecological Site Classification. How to enter information and how to use outputs for tree species choice. The importance of factoring in climate change.

LUNCH BREAK = please bring packed lunch

Session 4. Field visits to describe three or four main soil types. Practical exercises in soil horizon and soil type identification, and soil texture assessment.

Session 5: Return to centre. Wrap up, final questions, depart.

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