Silviculture has been widely accepted as the art and science of forest farming. The threebasic operations contained are regeneration, tending, and harvesting of the forest. A series of treatment along the tree life is regarded as silvicultural system.
A silvicultural system may be defined as the process by which the crop constituting a forest are tended, removed, and replaced by new crop, resulting in the production of wood of distinctive form. In the traditional context, silvicultural refers only to the methods of raising forest crops and their care up to the time of harvest. However, in ideal situations silvicultural practices such as nursery development, land development, soil and water conservation etc, form a part of more complete forest management system.
Silviculture has served beautifully the people of Himachal Pradesh in helping them with the traditional TD Rights.