Preliminary:Forestry

Preliminary:Forestry

Postby Jim_R on Thu May 05, 2011 3:38 pm

Preliminary discussion for Forestry. This was created in order to keep the important thread clear of clutter

Has anyone (grads, probably) done this event before?

I've already purchased the Sibley guide to trees, since IMO it is the superior tree guide on the market. There is a much smaller range of guides for trees than there is for birds.
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Re: Forestry

Postby paleonaps on Thu May 05, 2011 4:30 pm

I don't want forestry to become an event.
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Re: Forestry

Postby sciolygrl258 on Thu May 05, 2011 4:36 pm

Me either... its sounds really boring, really really really really boring....
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Re: Forestry

Postby mingtian on Thu May 05, 2011 4:37 pm

My school has 4 or 5 forestry binders from years ago. Do you think we can bring as many resources as we want (like the Trial Event) or only 1 binder?
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Re: Forestry

Postby amerikestrel on Thu May 05, 2011 4:46 pm

paleonaps wrote:I don't want forestry to become an event.

Why not? Plants and plant physiology are a vert important of biology. I'm not looking forward to the ID part as much, but it's the same thing as birds or fossils.
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Re: Forestry

Postby Wadhk on Thu May 05, 2011 4:49 pm

This event sounds somewhat fun, and yeah, plants are pretty important.
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Re: Forestry

Postby Kokonilly on Thu May 05, 2011 4:52 pm

amerikestrel wrote:
paleonaps wrote:I don't want forestry to become an event.

Why not? Plants and plant physiology are a vert important of biology. I'm not looking forward to the ID part as much, but it's the same thing as birds or fossils.

I'm actually not excited for the plant physiology but the ID. Animal anatomy (especially human anatomy) is far more interesting than plant, I think.
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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby zyzzyva980 on Thu May 05, 2011 6:04 pm

Of all the ID events, I'd be most likely to do this one, because I don't like to go messing around with animal physiology. That's just not me. And I understand why you may not be interested in it, but I think plant ID events have a place in SO too.
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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby Luo on Thu May 05, 2011 6:53 pm

It's interesting that with the elimination of Ecology and Ornithology in favor of Water Quality and Forestry, there would be no remaining events about non-human animals. Although Water Quality may include a bit of water-creature information, I don't think it would be enough to make up for the major void that would exist with no remaining zoological events.
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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby fishman100 on Thu May 05, 2011 6:56 pm

This will replace Ornithology in both divisions right?
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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby Luo on Thu May 05, 2011 6:58 pm

fishman100 wrote:This will replace Ornithology in both divisions right?

According to this, tentatively, yes.
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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby gneissisnice on Thu May 05, 2011 7:23 pm

Ooooh I loved Forestry as an event.

I wasn't particularly good at it, I'll admit, though. Basically, I split it with my partner (i took the first half she took the second) and she was really good, but I could really only identify the pines (easy, just count the needles in each bundle). The spruces all looked the same, in my opinion, and so did the oaks >.>

But I enjoyed it nonetheless. I might still have my binder somewhere but it's unlikely. Anyway, I vastly prefer this event to Herpetology, that was terrible.
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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby paleonaps on Fri May 06, 2011 5:21 pm

luo wrote:It's interesting that with the elimination of Ecology and Ornithology in favor of Water Quality and Forestry, there would be no remaining events about non-human animals. Although Water Quality may include a bit of water-creature information, I don't think it would be enough to make up for the major void that would exist with no remaining zoological events.

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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby fishman100 on Sat May 07, 2011 6:58 pm

I'm actually getting interested now :)

Does anyone think Forestry would include stuff like atmosphere, climate, and insects?
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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby JSGandora on Sat May 07, 2011 8:37 pm

Hmm, did this for a Trial event at Regionals last year and got 8th with a week of studying. Since I only had such little amount of time with my trees, I don't really have an opinion of this event. I guess if I treated it like one of my main events I would've enjoyed it.
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