Nature based forestry

Declining health and lack of stability in 'age-class' forests have led to an increasing interest in the dynamics and structures of more 'nature orientated' forests.

Nature-oriented forest management is based on continuous forest cover, mixed stands, uneven-aged stand structures, selective harvest and excessive use of natural regeneration. Natural forests spontaneously generate themselves on the location and consist of naturally immigrant tree species and strains. They can be influenced by culture, for example, by the logging or regeneration techniques used.