Training Programs

Forestry and Natural Resources

Agroforestry Farm Planning and Design

The course will focus on the compatibility of people and upland resources in terms of protection and provision of livelihood opportunities.  Planning and designing of sustainable agroforestry systems using various tools developed that are easy to use and farmer friendly shall be discussed.

The course is designed for community development workers and technical staff who are engaged in planning and designing of agroforestry project and farms.

  • 3 days duration, TBA
  • P6,500 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 10
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR, UPLB

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Agroforestry Feasibility Study Preparation

A crash course consisting of hands-on preparation of a feasible agroforestry enterprise that the participants want to establish in their respective sites. Components of feasibility study like market study, technical analysis, financial analysis, economic analysis and operational analysis will be emphasized through preparation of actual cases; designed for community development workers and technical staff who are engaged in the preparation of projects that require ex-ante analysis.

  • 3 days duration, TBA
  • Minimum no. of participants: 10
  • Course Fee: P6,500 per person
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR, UPLB

For inquiries, please contact:

The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Ant Studies for Researchers and Students

The course is designed to introduce the methods, techniques, and applications of ant studies (myrmecology) to students, faculty, and researchers of biology, ecology, biodiversity and animal behavior.  Lectures, references, field collection and laboratory work will impart the necessary skills to the participants.  At the end of the course, the participants are expected to be familiar with the collecting techniques, subfamilies of ants and some of the common genera, be able to mount and preserve ant specimens, be able to identify ants to genus, and be able to design, execute, and analyze research projects that include ants.

  • Schedule and duration: 5 days (exact date to be announced)
  • Venue: Museum of Natural History (if available)
  • Course fee: P4,000 (not including travel, food and accommodation)
  • Other requirements: Stereomicroscopes, handouts, printed specimen labels, lab supplies
  • Course coordinator: Florante Cruz/James Alvarez
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  • Contact number: (049) 536-3669
  • Minimum of 5 participants and maximum of 10

Designing REDD + Compliant Agroforestry

Agroforestry provides fuel, fruits, forage, shelter for animals or crops, and other benefits for a short period and timber for the long-term.  The versatility of agroforestry as a land-use management system will be able to provide for the production aspect as well the environmental protection, including reducing emission from deforestation and forest degradation. 

Agroforestry to become REDD+ compliant means providing livelihood opportunities for forest-dependent communities.  As such, there is the need to empower LGU personnel to implement agroforestry systems to reduce pressure to the forest and prevent further deforestation and land degradation.

  • Duration: 5 days, TBA
  • Minimum No. of Participants: 10
  • Course Fee: P7,500 per person
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR, UPLB
  • Telephones: (049)536-2736, 536-2639
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Forest Products Finishing

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the principles and techniques of forest products finishing; emphasis is on finishing characteristics of different raw materials, e.g. wood, bamboo, rattan, etc., finishing materials, finishing cycles and finishing problems and their remedies.; designed for supervisors/technical personnel of companies engaged in furniture manufacture.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Insect Pests of Wood, Post Harvest Bamboo and Rattan

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on biology and control of destructive insect pests of wood, bamboo and rattan ; emphasis is on basic ecology, identification, prevention, control methods and techniques to prevent infestation of termites and wood boring beetles. An introduction to termite baiting and use of physical barrier and a field trip to a commercial termite control company are included; designed for pest control operators, quarantine officers and research/academic personnel who wish to gain basic understanding of the biology and control of these wood boring insects.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Marketing of Forest Products

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on marketing concepts and strategies as applied to forest products; geared toward the development of an effective marketing plan; emphasis is on different marketing concepts in relation to current trends (local and global) that affect effective marketing of forest products; designed for middle management personnel of wood based companies involved in the marketing of various forest products.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Principles of Wood Protection

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the principles and techniques of wood protection against decay and wood boring insects, wood protecting chemicals and treatment processes, and properties of treated wood; includes a field trip to commercial wood treating plant. Designed for supervisors or technical personnel of wood-based companies involved in various aspects of wood preservation specifically, pest control operators, quarantine officers and research or academic staff who wish to gain basic understanding of methods and techniques of protecting wood against biological agents of deterioration.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Production Planning and Control in Forest-Based Industries

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the planning and control of production processes of forestry-based industries; includes various tools and techniques to efficiently manage various units of operations in a manufacturing plant. Laboratory exercises include use of computers and various softwares to solve problems in queuing situations, inventory control, scheduling, etc.; designed for supervisors in forest-based industries who want to enhance their understanding of production management using different mathematical tools.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Refresher Course for Forestry Graduates

The refresher course was designed to augment the knowledge, skills and attitudes of forestry graduates to systematically prepare them in taking the foresters' licensure examination, thus achieving a high percentage of board passers.

  • 18 July to 09 August 2016
  • P3,500 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 55
  • Tel. No. 536-2736
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  • Venue: TREES, CFNR-UPLB
  • Requirements: BS Forestry graduates with photocopy of college diploma

Statistical Quality Control in Forest-Based Industries

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the use of statistics and quantitative tools to control product quality; discussions include sources of variation, tolerances and specifications, control charts, pareto charts and other geographical methods to monitor quality and establishment of quality program, among others; laboratory exercises include use of computers to solve problems in quality control and quality assurance; designed for supervisors in forest-based industries who want to enhance their understanding of quality control to ensure product quality.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Understanding Wood

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of wood that affect its utilization; includes discussion on major chemical constituents of wood, moisture content, density and specific gravity, shrinkage and swelling, strength and rheological properties among others, supplemented by laboratory exercises to explain behavior of wood in service; designed for supervisors or technical personnel of wood-based companies as well as research and academic staff of forestry related institutions.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: ((049) 536-2736
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Wood Identification

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the classification and identification of commercially important Philippine hardwoods; includes identification techniques based on gross and anatomical features of wood and hands on laboratory exercises and sample preparation; designed for supervisors or technical personnel of wood-based companies as well as research and academic staff of forestry related institutions.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: ((049) 536-2736
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Wood Seasoning

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions designed to provide basic training in the drying of Philippine hardwood; includes the principles and processes involved in drying of wood reinforced by demonstration and hands-on drying experience; familiarize participants with wood-based relation, air drying and kiln drying methods, seasonal defects and their prevention. A field trip to commercial wood drying facility is included; designed for plant supervisors and kiln operators; also recommended for those who are considering construction of drying facilities in their wood processing plant.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Wood-Based Composites

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the technology and manufacture of plywood, particleboard and fiberboard; emphasis is on raw material properties and selection, various unit of operators in productions and quality control; includes a field trip to a commercial plywood or particle board plant ; designed for prospective entrepreneurs /supervisors or technical personnel of wood-based companies who wish to acquire basic understanding of the principles and techniques of producing commercial panel board products.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: ((049) 536-2736
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