Silviculture in Austria on an ecological basis
A guide for practice
The aim of this guidance is to assist practitioners in their silvicultural decisions.
Two questions should be answered thus:
Based on the location
What is this an "optimum forest" and what to do?
Based on the existing forest inventory
What are the next steps are to do in this forest stand and where he can develop sustainably?
Spatial location, geology, soil and air form the predetermined nature of the growth conditions for trees and forests.
They find their expression in the respective location. This ecological site units are the basis for silvicultural recommendations.
To navigate quickly and easily in the abundance of options, are based on the spatial location of the forest, described a model the most important silvicultural measures for the major forest types.
There is no "recipe" for each silvicultural decision.
The diversity of nature often requires individual judgments and the view for the development of a forest. The observation of the stock, the assessment of his reaction to measures taken and the idea of future development are the key silvicultural success factors.
This application is designed to support these success factors.
Basis of the application is the Silviculture Manual of the Austrian Federal Forests and, based on the consultation document silviculture in Austria on an ecological basis of the Chamber of Agriculture of Austria.