Forestry

Forestry is about the biology and ecology of trees and forests and all the ways that people interact with forests.

Studying in this area involves learning about forest ecosystems and the operation and underlying economics of the forestry sector.

This area usually also includes silviculture: forest management to meet the needs of forest owners, recreationists and conservationists.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Forester
  • Forestry engineer
  • Tree breeder
  • Silviculturist
  • Forest manager
  • Plantation manager
  • Forestry consultant
  • Ecologist
  • Forestry scientist
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

152% of national
median earnings


Employment

50%
Employed
0%
Unemployed
33%
Further study
17%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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