Course code MežZ1005

Credit points 1.50

Silviculture II

Total Hours in Course60

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Date of course confirmation08.11.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Silviculture

Course developer

author Mežkopības katedra

Olga Miezīte

Dr. silv.

Course abstract

Second part of study course. Forest typology its opportunities of use. The use of wood. Final felling: clear felling and selection felling. Ecological and economical development of final felling. Thinning, its tasks, laws and regulations related to thinning. Forestry valuation of thinning. Sanitary felling, tasks and regulations. Reconstructive and other felling. Forms of reforestation. Pruning of living trees. Rational design. Forestry measures to improve yield. Conception about all tree biomass use.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

During studies students acquire theoretical course and practical use of forest typology, also about types of felling, their laws and regulations. Requirements of environmental protection during felling. Acquire conception about use of whole tree biomass, also types of reforestation and promotion of natural forest regeneration. Use theoretical knowledge to characterize different ecosystems, to plan purposeful forestry measures from planting till felling. After study course acquirement students are able to assess and predict natural and anthropogenic factor influence to sustainable and commercial forest management.

Compulsory reading

1. Dreimanis A. Mežsaimniecības pamati. A/S LVM, 2017, 219 lpp.
2. Zālītis P. Mežkopības priekšnosacījumi. Rīga: et cetera, 2006. 217 lpp.

Further reading

1. Introduction in Forest Science, R.A.Yong and R.L. Giese/ Editors. John Wiley sons.- New York, Chichester, Brislane, Toronto, Singapora. 1990. 586 pp.
2. Autoru kolektīvs. Ceļvedis Latvijas privāto mežu īpašniekiem. Rīga, et cetera, 2005. 217 lpp.
3. Praktiskie darbi mežkopībā / O.Miezīte. Jelgava: LLU, 2011. 61. lpp.
4. Miezīte O. Meža aizsardzība. I daļa Meža entomoloģija, A/S LVM, 2015, 172 lpp.
5. Miezīte O. Meža aizsardzība. II daļa Meža fitopatoloģija,A/S LVM, 2017, 173 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. LLU raksti (Proceedings of LAU,; ISSN 1407-4427.
2. Starptautiskais zinātnisko rakstu krājums "Baltic Forestry"; ISSN 1392-1355.
3. Zinātnisko rakstu krājums "Mežzinātne" [ tiešsaiste]. Salaspils: Latvijas Valsts Mežzinātnes institūts "Silava". ISSN 1407-270X. [skatīts 05.12.2011.] Pieejams: