The course is in eight units which provide comprehensive idea about silviculture and natural forest in Sri Lanka. The course begins with a brief review of the history and introduction of silviculture and its role in the sustainable management of tree, woodland and forest resources. Silvicultural systems and silvicultural practices from regeneration through to harvesting with a range of examples. It also considering how the choice of system is influenced by the local environmental context as well as by management objectives. In the final unit, Sri Lankan natural forest, its classification and characteristics are discussed.
- Teacher: Ms.W.G.C. Wekumbura