PRO SILVA recognises the increasing importance of the forest for physical and mental health, especially in densely populated countries in Europe.
Essential elements of the recreational function of forests are:
PRO SILVA recommends the following methods for development of forests for their recreational function:
PRO SILVA is convinced that the recreational function generally stems automatically from the type of forest management which is proposed above. Only in exceptional circumstances will extra measures be needed.
Paying attention to the recreational function in forest management may assist in providing a counterweight to the living conditions of modem man, who is living in an increasingly urban and technical society.