Sustainable, well-planned, near to nature forest management deals with the production of raw timber. The classical central disciplines are silviculture, forest growth and yield and forest planning supplemented by information on the timber market, storage and bio-energy. Loss events, such as windfall, bark beetle or game damage, present an ever re-occurring challenge to forest personnel. Successful management in avoiding and limiting risks and damage is part of an effective operational strategy.

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Underplanting of beech beneath spruce: Selection of sites

It has been estimated that at least 6 to 7 million hectares of pure Norway spruce (Picea abies) in Europe is located outside its natural range. For economical and environmental reasons, restoration of the former mixed broadleaved forests is believed to be a step towards sustainable forestry. (14)
A storm event – first measures

Risk to life? Important roads are barred? Which measures should be taken first after a storm event? (31)
Order of harvesting and processing storm-damaged timber – proceeding in Baden-Württemberg after "Lothar"

Different timber, different assortments, different quality. Before starting processing storm damages you should be clear about the best order of processing.

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Strategies for storm damage management

How to find the best strategy for storm damage management? Several factors are to be considered. A reasonable way is to have a common strategy for all affected owners. (31)
Forest Growth Areas in Austria

The present forest growth classification is designed to replace the three classification schemes which exist at the moment in Austria. However, the use of growth areas may help to make site classification easier.

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New plant and animal species – enrichment or threat to our forests?

It happens more and more often that new plant and animal species are involuntarily or artificially brought into new living spaces. This often has surprising effects. The forest as one of the most important cultivated surfaces in Germany is highly affected by such processes.

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A dangerous beauty with toxic fibres – the Giant Hogweed

The Giant Hogweed is one of the most famous plants whose importation turned out to be quite problematic. For solving these problems, the "Landesbund für Vogelschutz" offers some advice based on its own experience.

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The Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar)

The gypsy moth is a particular thermophile moth. Despite numerous natural predators, after warm and dry early summer seasons the population of the moth tends to an outbreak which affects the growth of trees and may be troublesome to men.

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The Hurricane Lothar 1999: finding a Balance

Devastated forest slopes, blocked roads and railway tracks, destroyed real estate and numerous casualties: On 26 December 1999, the hurricane Lothar left a trail of devastation on its way through Switzerland. An event analysis is providing a balance. (17)
Microscopic Wood Anatomy of Central European species

This web site is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in the anatomy of central European woods. Nevertheless it will also be useful outside of central Europe.

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