About Forestry

Forestry is the profession of science, art, and practice of creating, managing, using and conserving forests and associated resources, in a sustainable manner, to meet desired goals needs and values for human benefit. The broad filed of forestry consists of biological, quantitative, managerial, and social sciences that are applied to forest managements and conservation; it includes specialized fields as agroforestry, urban forestry, industrial forestry, nonindustrial forestry, and wilderness and recreation forestry.

Modern forestry generally embraces a broad range of concerns, in what is known as multiple-use management, 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.

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