Unit Code: FOR404

Unit Title: Forest Inventory

The first part of the unit covers the basic concepts of Botanical nomenclature; the morphological features of a plant specimen; standardized terminology used in plant classification and naming, the Latin, local or trade names of a range of selected plant species both native and exotic; herbarium knowledge and related skills relating to the techniques of specimen collections and preserving, mounting and labeling of specimen procedures.

The second part of the unit involves learning; the methods of forest sampling in natural and plantation forests using sampling procedures and layouts; estimate the utilizable volume of timber based on sampling; the structure and altitude of forests in Solomon Islands.