- Be able to identify, in summer and in winter, 20 varieties of trees. Know their uses as timber and fuel and be able to recognise them from a distance.
- Have a general knowledge of the structure of a tree and how it feeds, breathers and makes timber.
- Know the dangers to which trees and woods may be exposed, ie. fire, snow, frost, insects, diseases and animals. Discuss the methods of combating these dangers.
- Prepare soil and successfully transplant a young tree (not a seedling). Know how to deal with wounds in growing trees.
- Know how to select an axe, name the parts, how to take care of it and the safety rules of axemanship.
- Know how to use a felling axe in felling and logging up. Use a cross cut saw and wedges.
- Demonstrate the general principles of felling, trimming, logging up, moving and stacking timber, and calculate the amount of useful timber in a given tree.