Forest Management

Forest Management Methods

TotholzForest management is carried out with the greatest possible care and in accordance with specifically defined criteria of sustainable exploitation. The methods applied are also designed to prevent the bark beetle from spreading to adjacent forest plots.

Forest Management Plan

Managementplan WaldWith the exception of steep rock faces and the primeval Zinödl forest, the woodland areas in the Gesäuse have long been used for commercial purposes. This has resulted in a significant reduction in the average age of forest stands and a growing predominance of spruce. However, the loss of near-natural woodland structures (lack of sufficient deadwood, lack of pioneer communities and old growth stands) in the Styrian forests is not as severe as it is in comparable regions.