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Introduction of broadleaf species for sustainable forest management

Objective

Spruce plantations outside of their potential natural distribution are often unstable due to pest attacks, wind throw, pollution and drought. Despite of fast growth of spruce timber, harvests are often irregular and economical risk increases. Many regions and forest enterprises want to convert spruce forests into mixed broadleaved forests because of biodiversity, recreation, landscaping, and soil nutrient sustainability and to avoid climatic risks. This project addresses key processes and management implications for clear-cut free conversion of spruce stands through introduction of broadleaf species. The project is organised in four work packages that investigate the ecological constrains to growth of under planted broadleaf trees, assess their quality and transfer the results towards forest management.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

University of Ulm
Address
Albert-einstein-allee 11
89070 Ulm
Germany

Participants (9)

FEDERAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTRE FOR FORESTS, NATURAL HAZARDS AND LANDSCAPE
Austria
Address
Seckendorff-gudent-weg 8
1131 Wien
FOREST RESEARCH STATION OF IOWER SAXONY
Germany
Address
Graetzelstrasse 2
37079 Goettingen
FUERSTENBERGISCHE FORST- UND GUETERDIREKTION WEITRA
Austria
Address
Meierhof 73
3970 Weitra / Wultschall
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITY GOETTINGEN
Germany
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Goettingen
MENDEL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Czechia
Address
3,Zemedelska 3
613 00 Brno
SLOVENIAN FOREST SERVICE
Slovenia
Address
Vecna Pot 2
1000 Ljubljana
SLOVENIAN FORESTRY INSTITUTE
Slovenia
Address
Vecna Pot 2
1000 Ljubljana
THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Sweden
Address
10,Arrheniusplan 2C
750 07 Uppsala
TRAINING FOREST ENTERPRISE - MENDEL UNIVERSITY BRNO
Czechia
Address
N° 175
67905 Krtiny