Forest Resources in Europe (Research Report / European Forest Institute)

Forest Resources in Europe (Research Report / European Forest Institute)

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Kullervo Kuusela
Cambridge University Press, 9/29/1994
EAN 9780521480765, ISBN10: 0521480760

Hardcover, 172 pages, 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.1 cm
Language: English

This volume provides a detailed country-by-country account of the increase in forest resources in Europe. The author discusses the implications of this expansion for the future health and vitality of the forests, for forest policy management and silviculture, and for the economic viability and environmental sustainability of the resource. An increase in thinnings and regeneration cuttings is advocated, replacing unstable tree species by true climatic climax species, and shortening rotation ages. The author concludes that preserving the sustainability and biodiversity of Europe's forest ecosystems can be achieved by maintaining the genetic diversity, density, age and health stability of forests, protecting biotopes of endangered species and establishing cultural biotopes and strictly protected natural reserves.

1. Introduction
2. Wood resources and harvests by country groups
3. Country statistics
4. Ecological and economic basis