The Dauerwald: Its Role in the Restoration of Natural Forests
Following an almost 80-year discussion, several European countries recently mandated natural forest management based on uneven-aged silvicultural systems. This shift from traditional forestry is envisioned to eventually restore forests to a near natural condition, while promoting large volumes of high-quality wood. We review the evolution of the Dauerwald concept, which greatly influenced this significant shift, and briefly assess its relevance for American conditions.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Prior to retirement, was head, Department of Silviculture and Mensuration, Regional Forestry Commission, Tübingen, Baden Württemberg, Germany
Publication date: 01 November 1999