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1 AG17.01 DESCRIBE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES RELATED TO PLANT SCIENCE INDUSTRIES Agriscience Applications Plant Science Careers

2 Career Areas Forestry Horticulture Landscaping Nursery

3 Forestry Forester Forest Ranger Logging Foreman

4 Forester A forester uses an understanding of science to help grow trees Also known as Silviculture

5 Forest Rangers Employed primarily with the government to manage forests on state and federal lands Also assists with fire prevention US Forest Service

6 National Forests in NC Croatan Nantahala Pisgah Uwharrie

7 Common Activities Bicycling Camping Fishing Hiking Hunting Nature Walks/ Nature Viewing Picnicking Boating Swimming

8 Logging Foreman A logging foreman will supervise a crew involved in the harvesting phase.

9 Horticulture 1. Floral designer – designs flowers for a florist or business. 2. Flower grower – produces flowers used in floral design. 3. Greenhouse manager – manages the production process for a flower grower. 4. Retail florist – Floral business that furnishes flowers to the general public. 5. Wholesale florist – Floral business that furnishes flowers and supplies to retail florist

10 Florist Supplies

11 Landscaping Landscaping and nursery careers produce plants for aesthetic purposes. Plants may be used around homes, businesses, & parks. 1. Greenskeeper – takes care of golf course turf. 2. Landscaper – installs plants in various locations. 3. Landscape architect – design plans for plant installation

12 Plant Science Careers: Nursery 1. Nursery operator – grows trees and shrubs needed for landscaping. 2. Turf farmer – grows turf grass for sale.

13 Tools A bush axe clears undergrowth in woods. A grafting tool cuts woody parts of two plants to be joined together, asexually. A planting bar is used for setting out tree seedlings

14 Tools A pruning saw saws limbs less than or equal to 3”. A soil thermometer determines soil temperature and a soil tube is for obtaining a soil sample

15 Tools Chain saws are for cutting down trees & large limbs. Hand lopping shears are for pruning shrubs. Hedge shears are for trimming and shaping shrubbery into a continuous row or hedge. Pruning shears cut small limbs when shaping shrubs.

16 Croatan National Forest Discover a matrix of longleaf pine forests, evergreen- shrub bogs and wetlands in the Croatan National Forest along NC’s coast. This forest is defined by water.

17 Nantahala National Forest In southwestern NC. Elevations range from 5,800 feet to 1,200 feet. “Nantahala” is a Cherokee word meaning “land of the noon day sun,” The largest of the national forests in NC.

18 Pisgah National Forest A land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, whitewater rivers and heavily forested slopes. Pisgah is scattered along the eastern edge of the mountains of western NC

19 Uwharrie National Forest First purchased by the federal government in 1931 during the Great Depression. Though small, Uwharrie provides a variety of recreation opportunities and natural resources, including clean rivers and streams.


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