Forestry is a specialized field of study and has its own vocabulary. As you become involved with the development and management of your woodland, you will often hear or read terms or phrases that might be unfamiliar. Understanding these terms and phrases will aid in talking with a forester, understanding technical forestry publications, and provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of your woodlands. 

Click below to read artilces on some of the terms used in forestry.

Woodland Terms: Part 1

Woodland Terms: Part 2

Other articles of interest of forestry terms are listed below the Kentucky Woodlands Magazine icon.

Kentucky Woodlands Magazine ArticlesKentucky Woodlands Magazine
Measuring Tree Diameter

Painting Trees

Why Manage Your Forest?

Forestry101 Part 1: Why We Manage Our Forests

Ecology of the Forest

Forestry101 Part 2: Ecology of the Forest

Talking to a Forester

Forestry101 Part 3: Talking to a Forester