Vocational education in Estonia is highly practical, with approximately 50% of our curricula consisting of hands-on tasks. As a result, our students spend a significant amount of time outdoors, engaging in practical activities. We provide them with high-quality practical facilities, including the forest management district, the nursery-arboretum, and the study hall.
The forest management district is the place where the students can apply theory to practice and learn all forest-work skills. Luua Forestry School is deeply committed to sustainable and responsible forest management, a commitment we proudly demonstrate through our PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) forest management certification. This certification attests to our dedication to environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable forest practices.
Our expansive forest district covers approximately 9,000 hectares and is located in two regions: Jõgeva County, Luua surroundings, and Pärnu County, Tihemetsa surroundings. This extensive reach allows us to impart a diverse range of practical experiences to our students. Operating in line with the highest standards, our forests continue to thrive while being utilized in a sustainable and eco-conscious manner. We aim to instill these values in our students, preparing them for careers that prioritize the well-being of our natural environment.
Our forest district serves as a crucial practical training ground for our forestry students, enabling them to gain firsthand experience in responsible forest management. It is also a valuable location for conducting practical components of forestry-related professional exams.
In the study hall, students have the opportunity to practice both landscape construction work and woodworking. Additionally, they can acquire preliminary skills for operating expensive forest vehicles in the forest through computer imitators and simulators.
The hall serves as a versatile space for landscape construction work and woodworking, providing students with hands-on experience and practical skills. It also functions as a training ground for aspiring arborists, offering a dedicated space for their future endeavors.
Since 2021, we are proud to introduce a new, spacious, and modern training hall specifically designed for forest machinery studies. This facility enhances the learning experience by providing better opportunities for students to acquire preliminary skills in operating forest machinery through advanced computer imitators and simulators.
In nursery-arboretum, there are hundreds of different species of woody plants and flowers. Students can learn about their qualities and growing, also use in planting and landscaping. Ornamental trees and the transplants of flowers are also sold in the garden, and advice is given to those who are interested in plants.
The arboretum serves as a valuable practical base for tree nursery gardeners, providing opportunities to learn various propagation techniques for different woody plants. It is also beneficial for landscape gardeners, allowing them to apply their skills with diverse landscape forms. Arborists find the arboretum invaluable as well, where they can practice various tree care techniques on a wide range of tree species.