The school, nicknamed "Queen of Czech forestry" at the beginning of this century, is a successor of the continuous existence of forestry schools in Písek dated as early as 1885. At the turn of 19th and 20th centuries, schools represented the type, which inspired the start of forestry education in the USA.
For a long time, the relevant foreign counterparts of the school are as follows: Forestry Educational Institution-Ort, Gmunden, Austria; Forest Managment College, Schwarzburg, Germany; Henri Queville Ecological Lyceum, Neuvic, France; Ecological and Forestry Lyceum, Mirecourt, France; Roth Gyula Forestry and Timber College, Sopron, Hungary; Vanck School Association, Velp, the Netherlands; Josef-Dekret Matejovie Forestry Technical School, Liptovský Hrádok, Slovakia. There are also professional contact with Forestry College, Goetingen, Gremany; Forestry College, Maienfeld, Switzerland; Forestry College and Forestry Technical School, Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia.
Contemporary school combining in a single institutions two schools of different educational levels (college and secondary ones) emphasizes especially the practical character of professional training of the students, while putting an unambiguous stress on the development of their intellectual skills. It offers two types of professional forestry studies, i.e. technical line of education and college one.
The School admits primary school graduates, i.e. at the minimum age of 15 years, to the four-year secondary course. Since the school year 2006/07 the school offers the three-year training course in timber harvesting by chain saws and skidding by tractors to persons conserned in working jobs. The college course offers an alternative possibility for education of professional foresters at a more mature age. It is designed for secondary-school graduates who have passed their school-leaving examinations.
Constituent part of cooperation with University of Agriculture in Prague is establishing the consulting (tutorial) center for obtaining bachelor degrees in forestry.