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SV0016

Forestry in Central Sweden

The course aims to give the student the opportunity to practice practical forestry skills and to gain insight into the conditions of central Swedish forestry. The knowledge is obtained through excursions and a number of practical exercises such as identification of species, site classification, and collection of forest data for calculation of site productivity and as a basis for planning.


The course includes trips and excursions within Central Sweden, for example to research parks, production forests, nature conservation areas, montane forests, and reindeer grazing areas. The topics covered during these excursions include forest management, vegetation ecology, nature conservation, non-industrial forest values (e.g. reindeer grazing), forest ownership, etc.


The course focuses on practical knowledge and skills that are important for employment in the forest sector, including species identification, site classification, forest inventorying, regeneration assessment, forest management planning, and forest operations planning. The course involves a variety of experts, forest industry professionals, teachers, and researchers.


The course’s focus on applied knowledge, together with the many activities where knowledge is transformed into practical action, means that the course contains compulsory parts in the form of travel, field exercises, and excursions. The scope of compulsory elements is described on the course website and at the start of the course.


The Forestry science content is divided into sub-areas as follows.



  • 2 credits Objectives, planning and policy



  • 4 credits Natural processes



  • 1,5 credits Work processes.




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Academic year 2022/2023

Forestry in Central Sweden (SV0016-50028)

2023-06-05 - 2023-07-09

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Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Forest and Landscape (BSc) Forest Business Management (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19030 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G1F)
Subject: Forestry Science Biology Forestry Science Biology
Course code: SV0016 Application code: SLU-50077 Location: Skinnskatteberg Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: School for Forest Engineers Pace: 100%