FRST101W Dendrology and Intro to Tree & Shrub Identification
Dendrology is the study of trees and other woody plants. In this course, students will learn about the taxonomy, geographic range, natural history, ecological relationships, and uses of major tree and shrub families found in New England. Lab will focus on the morphology and classification of common trees and shrubs of New England, stressing identification in the field.
FRST205W Forestry Resources
This course introduces you to a wide range of issues that our forests face in a changing climate and growing human population. The interaction between humans and forests are extensive; the pressures we place on our forest resources are significant; and we expect our forests to provide many services. This course will explore these interactions and other forestry related topics including distribution and forest ecology, silvics and forest management, and ecosystem services. Alternative uses for forests and solutions to forestry-related issues will also be covered. (Prerequisite: FRST101W Recommended)