Lessons in Campus Forestry

UNBC forestry students get an overview of tree hazard management within a stand next to the UNBC administration building (Photo: Dr. H. Massicotte).

Earlier this month, a  group of UNBC undergraduate forestry majors braved frigid temperatures to tour the sites of planned stand management treatments  at  UNBC’s Prince George  campus. The treatments were developed by Mike Jull, ALRFS Manager, to mitigate fire and danger tree hazards on campus.  Selective tree removals  for the inner campus  will take place at the end of February, when students will have the opportunity to observe the effects after treatments are completed. Surrounded by forest, including a greenbelt to the west, UNBC campus serves as an important  location for hands-on learning  in a variety of environmental and natural resource management labs such as soils, basic  field skills, silviculture, vegetation assessments, and wildlife management.