OFO No: 213203

What is a Silviculturist?

Silviculturists look after our trees and forests! They may even be called Foresters.

Silviculturists are in DEMAND!

Trees play a very important part in our lives.

They provide us with:

  • Oxygen
  • Food
  • Habitat for animals, birds and insects
  • Keep the earth anchored with their roots etc

Silviculturists try to control forest regeneration and quality of trees. They are trained to identify diseases and pests.
Trees could be part of our natural heritage or be grown for crops or wood etc.
Silviculturists are usually environmentally aware.

What does a Silviculturist do? (Dendending where they work)

  • they monitor forestry activities and adhere to government laws
  • they monitor and prevent forest fires
  • they plan short and long term programmes to manage the forests and forest resources like water
  • they supervise workers
  • they plan and implement conservation projects
  • they liaise with companies and other environmental agencies
  • they prune trees
  • they diagnose, treat and prevent diseases spreading
  • they identify alien trees
  • they remove unwanted trees
  • they plan tree-planting programmes

Are you . . . ?

  • passionate about trees?
  • a lover of the outdoors and nature?
  • environmentally aware?
  • a person with good communication skills?
  • physically fit & strong? can you climb a tree if necessary?
  • prepared to work in all weather conditions?
  • dedicated?

How do I become a Silviculturist?

For your training path: CLICK HERE 


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Agricultural Technician … or … Wood Technologist

Is becoming a Silviculturist the right career choice for me?