Silviculture

Silviculture is the branch of forestry dedicated to the practice of regenerating forest composition and growth. Silviculture is divided into three areas: regeneration, intermediate cuttings, and protection. The act of replacing old trees, is called regeneration. The period of regeneration begins when planting operations start and does not end until young trees have become established.

Intermediate cuttings are types of cuttings made during the growth of the stand. These cuttings or thinning’s are made to improve the existing stand of trees. Thinning stands is used to improve growth through adjustments in stand density, the regulation of species composition, and the selection of individuals that will make up the harvest trees.

Protection of the stand against fire, insects, fungi, animals, and atmospheric disturbances is as much a part of silviculture as is harvesting, regenerating, and tending the forest crop.

Are you Dedicated, Hardworking, and Adaptable?

Torrent strives to hire all levels of experience and ages. Nothing speaks to character like a good attitude. Our crews are made up of all experience levels. This allows for our experienced workers to share tips, to help with understanding dangerous situations, and to help share the knowledge that you can only get in the field. Diversity allows for everyone to learn something new for each other, and prompts questions and learning.

While silviculture has been stereotypically a college/ university students’ job; providing high paying work during the summer months to pay for one’s education, silviculture has become a career for many of our employees. It provides stability, community and a changing work environment for those involved. Silviculture as an industry is one that is ever changing and adapting. It employs creative, hardworking individuals who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and work hard.

Torrent is a SAFE certified company, meeting and exceeding highest safety standards within the industry. With our generalized training, dedicated crew bosses and supervisors, and in-depth anti-harassment training, we pride ourselves in creating a safe space for all genders, sexual orientations, races and religions.

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“We believe that diversity is key to learning. New workers are integral for the industry and incorporating them into our company provides sustainability for future seasons.”