Institute of Sylviculture and Forest Protection

Main campus (Bajcsy street), Building: A, 1st floor

Tel.: +36 99/518-333; e-mail: emevi[at]emk.nyme.hu

 

Sylviculture and forest protection, and the related theoretical and practical subjects are taught in the Institute of Sylviculture and Forest Protection. Both sciences play an important role in forest management and were integral parts of the initial curriculum in the early period of educating forestry professionals. Studying sylviculture, students learn about the evolution of forest ecosystems, their development, afforestation, regeneration after cutting, tending juvenile forests, and managing mature forests up to harvesting. Separate subjects cover sampling and seedling production, nursery establishment and maintenance and the roles of planting by-road trees and shelter belts. During study tours organised by the institute, students learn about forestry practices developed in various parts of the country.

The subject of Forest Protection teaches the preservation of forest health, pests and pathogens destructive to forest trees and their natural enemies. The institute gives a thorough education about the vertebrate and invertebrate animals living in the forest, fungi and other pathogenic organisms, their life cycles, and methods of protection against them. Soil fauna, (a separate subject in the curriculum), deals with the world of microscopic organisms. Education is assisted by microscopes, the library, and collections of fungi, insects and vertebrate animals.