Joao P. Fidalgo Carvalho
Rua Prof. Joao Pena, 81
5000 Vila Real
Rui Pedro Ferreira
Pro Silva silviculture favours the conciliation of the economy with ecology, contributing to a sustainable, multifunctional, integrated and profitable forest.
It is a way of intervention that makes possible to combine ecological, economic and social elements, making use of procedures and techniques that act in accordance with natural processes, in the tending and regeneration of forest stands, respecting the balance of the natural cycles, and considering the forest ecosystem as a whole.
It promotes strategies that seek the maintenance and use of forest ecosystems so that ecological and socio-economic functions are sustainable and viable. The general approach includes ecosystem goods and services.
Pro Silva silviculture seeks to secure and combine the following four main functions and benefits: