FORE111-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Trees, Forests and the Environment

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


The course explores the interaction between forests and people, linking forest types and locations to their products and services. We discuss sustainable forest management, the role of forestry tackling climate change and Treaty of Waitangi obligations.

Forests are an integral part of the landscape and natural environment. In this course you will learn that forests are communities of plants, animals and micro-organisms, and how they vary both in New Zealand and worldwide. As part of this, you will learn to identify and characterise NZ’s most common forest tree species. The course will explore forest relationships with people and communities, specifically with regard to the Treaty of Waitangi. The role of forests in ecosystem service provision will be explored and explained. Contemporary topics such as climate change, sustainable forest management, and forest certification are discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • To identify significant tree species;
  • To consider the nature and location of the world's forests and the services they provide, and the role of sustainable forest management in achieving these services
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.


FORE101, FORE102, FORE103, FORE104, FORE105, FORE121

Course Administrator

Jeanette Allen


Luis Apiolaza


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Tree ID Test 25%
Mid-Semester Test 25%
Mid-Year Exam 50%

Students are required to achieve a passing grade in the Tree ID test in order to pass the course.


Additional learning material and resources will be available via the course Learn site.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,030.00

International fee $5,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Forestry .

All FORE111 Occurrences

  • FORE111-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023