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Managing Competition Between Forestry Plants

Lesson Overview:

This year 12 Agriculture resource addresses the topics of

  • plant competition within a forest coupe,
  • the subsequent effect of competition on trees and
  • how managers control competition to produce trees that meet the desired specifications.

The lesson is designed to allow students to:

  • view source material to develop their understanding of competition and density within a forest, and then
  • allow them to complete a series of workstations to summarise the content.

Note: This lesson has been developed for the N.S.W BOSTES Stage 6 Agriculture Syllabus but will still be applicable to use in other states.

Year Level/s:


Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Agriculture Yr 11 & 12

National Curriculum Codes:


Strand Content Description:

Agriculture Yr 11 & 12

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Literacy, Numeracy, Personal and Social Capabilities

Cross Curriculum Priorities:


Curriculum Connections:


ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Agriculture, Competition (Ecology), Competitive advantage, Density, Forest management, Forestry, Growth, Plant Growth, Plantations, Resource Management


Forests - Ecology and Natural Processes, Forestry Products - Processing and Technology, Forest Futures - Carbon Renewable Resources and Innovation

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Lesson Plan

Secondary: Multimedia, Student Worksheet


Managing Competition Between Forestry Plants

Teacher Resource

Teacher Guide - Managing competition between forestry plants

This teacher guide outlines the lesson plan, teacher preparation required and student activities involved in the lesson "Managing competition between forestry plants". Approximate timings of activities are also outlined.

File Size: 533.61 kb
File Type: PDF


Student Resource

Student Workbook - Managing competition between forestry plants

This student workbook "Managing competition between forestry plants" contains all of the activities, questions and workstations used within the lesson. Space is provided for students to document their answers and all website URL links are provided.

File Size: 405.99 kb
File Type: PDF


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