- Identify native Arizona trees through the use of a key.
- Describe the ecological role of desert tree species (e.g., nitrogen fixation).
- Cite factors affecting forest ecology: relationship betweens oil and forest types, tree communities,
regeneration, competition, succession.
- Explain the cause and effect relationship of factors affecting tree growth and forest development: climate, insects, microorganisms, wildlife, etc.
- Note interrelationships between wildlife habitat and forest communities, forest species, forest age and structure, snags and den trees, availability of food, riparian zones.
- Analyze how the following issues are affected by forest health and management: biological diversity, forest fragmentation, air quality, aesthetics, fire, and recreation.
- Utilize basic forest management concepts and tools: the use of tree measuring devices and the best use of management practices.
- Identify the complex factors that influence forest management decisions (e.g., economic, social, ecological).
- Analyze the value of trees in urban/suburban settings and the factors affecting their health and survival.
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