Silviculture Techniques

Location and function

The Department of Silviculture Techniques is a unit within Silviculture Research Institute working primarily in application of silviculture techniques for management of natural forests and plantations.



  • Assessment of site suitability, and selection of appropriate (matching) species for functions including harvest and conservation. 
  • Selection of plants, and determination of growing methods, for forest restoration – especially in the context of changed climate.
  • Research into to techniques for producing seeds, seedlings and trees.
  • Applying the results of research to develop technologies and techniques for outcomes including:
    • Promotion of natural regeneration, enrichment and degraded forest rehabilitation.
    • Silvicultural management of natural forests after harvesting.
    • Sustainable harvest and management of natural forests.
    • Promoting natural regeneration after ecosystem degradation, including via depletion of forest lands after shifting agriculture, exotic plantations and cattle grazing.
  • Research into technologies and silvicultural techniques for cultivation, intensive plantation, large timber plantations, forest protection, and promotion of multiple-purpose trees in forests to restore natural ecosystems.
  • Research into fertilizers, bio-products and techniques to improve productivity, quality and sustainability of plantations.
  • Investigate site management measures to improve productivity, maintain soil fertility, and improve soils within plantations. 
  • Constructions of model and intensive plantations.
  • Research into codes, standards and guidelines for techniques for preservation of seeds, sowing, planting, tending, thinning, harvesting and planting. 
  • Training, knowledge transfer, evaluation, development and supervision of works in plantation forestry and plantation management
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