Toward the rational use of forest biomass: Lithuanian case study
I. Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienėhttps://doi.org/10.17221/10/2012-JFSCitation:Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė I. (2012): Toward the rational use of forest biomass: Lithuanian case study. J. For. Sci., 58: 465-471.
This paper contains the information about some principles of sustainable forestry which are still relevant in the world. In 2002, Lithuania started research on the nutrient balance in forest ecosystems when the forest fuel is harvested. The consequences of the intensive forest fuel harvesting on the forest ecosystem were analysed. At the same time, the experiment on the compensatory wood ash fertilizing was established in Lithuania. After the initial calculations, having the experimental data, the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania has initiated the preparation of the Recommendations for compensating wood ash fertilization in the forests. This review briefly systematizes and analyses the main results of the related research and some ideas for the future studies are also presented.Keywords:
forest fuel harvesting; nutrients; wood ash; fertilization; environmental restrictions