Main processes of forest management

Forest management breaks down into different yet interrelated processes:

Forest resource planning provides an overview of how much forest we have, what and how much of it we can cut and what kind of work we have to do to preserve and increase the value of the forest.

Silviculture refers to the planting of trees, performance of cleaning to improve their growing conditions, thinning and regeneration cutting. Also clear cutting, which is a subcategory of regeneration cutting, is a silvicultural method required under certain circumstances.

Production is understood as the performance of various cuttings to obtain timber. The conditions for and constraints on timber production are determined by silviculture and the objective set for a section of forest determine.

Marketing is the selling of timber, taking into consideration market rules and the interests of the state.

Forest protection and surveillance is a set of activities aimed at both at the protection of the forest from illegal human activity and at the prevention of natural forest damage. In other words, activities to prevent and avoid theft, fires, all kinds of diseases and other kinds of damage to the forest.

Forest improvement refers to the maintenance of forest roads and existing ditch network.

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Forest districts