Presentation on theme: "Northeast Arkansas District Forestry Contest 1. Tree Identification 2. Equipment Identification 3. Tree Measurement. (Either Saw Logs or Pulpwood) 4. Two."— Presentation transcript:
Northeast Arkansas District Forestry Contest 1. Tree Identification 2. Equipment Identification 3. Tree Measurement. (Either Saw Logs or Pulpwood) 4. Two of the following –Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) –Map Reading –Compass Reading –Tree Disorders -- Will not be used In 2001 –Forest Produces -- Will be used in 2002
Northeast Arkansas Forestry CDE Guidelines and Rules for Participation
Valuation of Points 1. Tree Identification 100 points 2. Equipment Identification 60 points 3. Tree Measurement. 100 points 4. Two of the following –Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) 60 Points –Map Reading 100 points –Compass Reading 100 points –Tree Disorders -- Will not be used In points –Forest Produces -- Will be used in points –TOTAL Points = depends (360 –560)
Time Allowed 30 minutes on most every station
The Forestry CDE shall consist of the following: Tree Identification: –Twenty (20) trees will be identified from the event list –Contestants will have 30 minutes to complete this section.
Tree Identification,cont.. Scoring –Five (5) points will be awarded for each correct tree identified for a maximum of 100 pts.
Tree Identification, cont.. Scorecard for Tree Identification
Tree Measurement Cord Volume –Using forest measuring tools measure pre-numbered standing trees on a fractional acre plot for cord volume –Contestants will use tree scale to stick measure tree height and diameter –Participant must record DBH and will be rounded down to the nearest 4’ stick. –DBH will be rounded to nearest inch –Must convert the volume to one-acre basis –Example Pulp
Tree Measurement, cont.. Board Volume - Timber Cruising –Using forest measuring tools measure pre-numbered standing trees on a fractional acre plot for board foot volume –DBH will be rounded to nearest inch –Merchantable height to rounded down to nearest 8’ log –Must convert the volume to one-acre basis. Example: –Saw Logs
Tree Measurement, cont. Scoring for Board Volume and Cord Volume –Three points for correct DBH –Three point for correct height. –Forty points for correct volume per acre –Five points will be deducted for 5 % plus or minus from the correct measured volume
Tree Measurement, cont.. Scorecard for Tree Measurement for Pulpwood Front Side
Tree Measurement, cont Back side of Scorecard for Pulpwood
Tree Measurement, cont… Score sheet for Sawlog Front Side
Tree Measurement, cont.. Back Side of Scorecard for Sawlog
Timber Stand Improvement (TSI): 1. The trees selected may be all one specie or a mixture of species. 2. An area will be selected and marked by paint, ribbon or other methods. It will contain 15 to 25 trees (usually 20) marked that needs to be cut, deaden, or leave. 3. All trees in the designated area will be considered as a forest management site and each marked tree will be scored by the contestant using one of the following options:
Timber Stand Improvement (TSI): Cont…. –A. Harvest (utilize tree) –B. Leave (tree should remain in stand) –C. Deaden (undesirable, non-merchantable, or non- beneficial to wildlife, deaden or cut and leave in the woods. 4. The contestants will be given a "situation" concerning the management objective of the site. Information needed to help participants include: –A. Markets available –B. Wildlife habitat –C. Present condition of stand –D. Final Goal of management plan
Timber Stand Improvement (TSI): Cont….. This information will be provided at the site before the contestants begin the practicum. The information may be presented orally, by poster or via handout.
Timber Stand Improvement, cont.. (TSI) Scoring –Four points will be awarded for each correct answer up to a maximum of 100 points. –Thirty (30) minutes will be allowed for this exercise.
Timber Stand Improvement, (TSI): cont…. Scorecard for TSI
Map Interpretation Information will furnished a United States geological survey topographic map Participates will know legal description, recognize topographic map symbols, understand the meaning of map symbols and size and location of 40 acres or more in a section
Map Interpretation,cont.. Scoring –Ten questions or problems will be completed. –Ten points will be awarded for each correct answer.
Map Interpretation, Cont..: Scorecard for Map Interpretation
Compass Reading: Participant will use a hand compass to determine property lines on a tract of timber Participant will start at any point and record compass readings.
Compass Reading, cont.. Scoring –A total of 100 points are possible. –Ten points for numbered site –Five points correct azimuth –Five points for correct distance
Compass Reading,cont. Scorecard for Compass Reading
Tree Disorders: Symptoms of at least 10, nor more than 20 disorders from the list. Symptoms will be presented in one or more of the following forms –Actual Sample –Pictures/Slides –Written description –Written case history
Tree Disorders, cont… Scoring –Five points for each disorder for up to 100 points.
Tree Disorders, cont… Scorecard for Tree Disorder
Forest Products: Ten to Twenty wood products/samples will be displayed for participates They will determine the source tree for each item. Source will be one of the trees from the tree id card.
Forest Products, cont… Scoring –Five points for wood product for a total of 100 points.
Forest Products, cont Scorecard for Forest Produces
In Review How many parts are there to the Forestry CDE? Which parts will always be included? Which are the two newest parts of the contest? What is the total point value of the event