Forest sites

Forest sites

Forest site determination provide the silvicultural-ecological foundations for a near to nature forest management. Knowledge about the site requirements of a tree species is necessary for the development and maintenance of stable forest eco-systems.

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The production capital forest soil

The forest soil is the base capital for all forms of forestry. The protection of the soil and the preservation of its production capability is an essential pillar of sustainable forest management.

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Effective medication or a harmless household remedy?

With liming, comparisons with human medicine are unavoidable since lime works like a strong medication on the soils and forests. Medications often have risks and side effects. Patients are to be informed of this before their use.

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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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