Integrated forest management for resilience and sustainability across 25 countries
  • Freiburg City Forest - Germany

  • Steigerwald - Germany

  • Staufen Municipality Forest - Germany

  • Bohemian Forest - Czech Republic

  • Loch Vaa Forest - Scotland

  • Bavarian Forest - Germany

Exemplary Forests – Czech Republic

  • Czech Republic, near city of Brno (49° 20´N; 16°40´ E)
  • Area: 80.07 ha
Main Character: “Masaryk Forest” Training Forest Enterprise Krtiny A special-purpose facility at Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry Brno. A primary management group of forest stands in conversion to selection forest was established as a demonstration and testing object for students in 1973. Selection principles have been applied since the 1950s, i.e. 20 years before the establishment of demonstration objectives. Application of the selection system of management under natural conditions of Oak-Beech and Beech forest altitudinal vegetation zones, i.e. under conditions less favourable for this management system as proved by the hitherto experience, is possible with the natural species composition altered in favour of coniferous tree species. Maintenance of this second composition will bring problems in the future following out from the penetration of deciduous species by natural regeneration. Present stands are in the advanced stage of stand conversion and locally their visual aspect approach to selection forests. Contacts:

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