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Ontario Tree Marking Program: Register Now for Level 1 Course in September

Posted: August 3, 2017

Where: Huntsville, ON

When: September 11-15, 2017

Info regarding course content: info@forestsontario.ca or 1-416-646-1193 x 235

Info regarding registration or payment: admin@cif-iofc.org or 1-705-744-1715 x 609

The Level 1 course and exam cost is $2,500 which includes 4 days of class and field instruction and a 1 day exam.  Students are responsible for their own accommodations.

Course Description

The Tree Marker Training Program teaches the wise use of silvicultural systems used to sustain and enhance forest ecosystems that existing and future forest industry depends on.

Tree marking is a mechanism to regulate the management systems that involve partial cutting, that is, those operations in which a residual stand remains for some time after treatment. Quality control is obtained by marking the trees that are to be removed or those to be left.

The course is also valuable for those who wish to become independent tree markers or increase their awareness of forest ecology. The training consists of four days of classroom lectures (combined with field visits and exercises), followed by one optional day of written and field examinations for those wishing to pursue certification. Topics include: stand analysis, tree evaluation and classification, habitat values and biodiversity consideration, implementing forest management prescriptions and marking crew organization.

Those who pass the course can become Certified Tree Markers, and is mandatory for all tree markers working on Crown land in Ontario.