Today’s Forest: Silviculture Back »

The following videos are part of a workshop through the Today's Forest educational program series offered through a partnership of the South Dakota Division of Resource Conservation & Forestry, Nebraska Forest Service, Wyoming State Forestry and South Dakota State University.

Click play to view the videos, or access the iGrow Trees & Forests Playlist on YouTube for a complete collection of Today's Forest videos.


Ecology & Management

Featuring Dr. Frederick (Skip) Smith, Colorado State University

Ponderosa pine systems can be both beautiful and dangerous if left unmanaged. Learn how to find a balance of beauty, sustainability, and safety for woodland properties in this in this video workshop.

 

Measuring Basal Area

Featuring Dr. Fredrick (Skip) Smith, Colorado State University

Successful tree stand management involves being able to assess stand density. Learn how to measure tree stands and add up the basal areas to determine stand density in this video workshop.
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Stand Density

Featuring Dr. Fredrick (Skip) Smith, Colorado State University

Forest density is a key measurement when it comes to keeping tree stands healthy. Learn how to calculate stand density and maintain a sustainable woodland property in this video workshop.
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The Leave Tree

Featuring Dr. Fredrick (Skip) Smith, Colorado State University

Establishing a healthy, well-managed tree stand requires choosing which trees remain and which ones should be thinned out. Learn tips for thinning trees based on quality in this video workshop.
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Tree Identification

Featuring Dr. Fredrick (Skip) Smith, Colorado State University

Dr. Fredrick (Skip) Smith, Colorado State University, says bark characteristics and leaf shape can help provide clues when it comes to identifying some of the most common tree species found in the Black Hills.
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Pine & Aspen Regeneration

Featuring Dr. Fredrick (Skip) Smith, Colorado State University

Growing new Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) and Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) trees means understanding their regeneration methods. Learn how these species regenerate in this video workshop.
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