Outlook of logging perspectives in the Czech Republic for the period 2013–2032

https://doi.org/10.17221/37/2014-JFSCitation:Synek M., Vašíček J., Zeman M. (2014): Outlook of logging perspectives in the Czech Republic for the period 2013–2032. J. For. Sci., 60: 372-381.
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The aim of the submitted work was to analyze the outlook of logging perspectives in the next two decades (2013–2032) for all forests in the territory of the Czech Republic. The analyses made use of the national database of forest management plans and guidelines. For the purpose of these analyses, the forests were divided into commercially exploitable forests and forests commercially exploitable with restrictions. The latter ones included protection forests and the category of special purpose forests, i.e.  31c – forests in the territory of national parks and national nature reserves, and 32a – forests occurring in the first zones of protected landscape areas, and forests occurring in nature preserves and nature monuments. In addition to the potential total volume of timber logging, perspectives were studied separately for coniferous and broadleaved tree species as well as for individual main tree species. The derived model mean annual cut of 15.51 mil. m3 corresponds to the current timber production in the Czech Republic. Results of the analyses indicate that reduced logging of coniferous, namely spruce, timber is to be expected in the next twenty years.  
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