Improvement of silviculture schemes and wood mobilization in poor limestone soils contexts

The Pilot Project (PP) reported here ran from 2015 to 2017 in France. Its objective was to favor wood mobilization and to evaluate the measure being implemented. Based on regional context and local status-quo shared by the local actors of forest sector, this project was focused on an area the Champagne Crayeuse. Indeed, due to low quality forest stand, heterogenic potentiality of the soil and relatively youth of the trees, this area was almost considered as unproductive. This has changed since the development of markets and of new machinery.

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Contact: Cyrille Pupin, Philippe Ruch


Institution: F&BE FCBA

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Geographic Contexts: Rural

Domain: Harvest , Management

Coniferous Destinations: Material use (sawntimber, pulp, panel boards, posts & poles etc) , Energy use

Harwood Destinations: Material use (sawntimber, pulp, panel boards, posts & poles etc) , Energy use

Market Destinations: trend is stable demand for firewood , trend is increasing demand from energy plants , trend is stable demand from sawmill , trend is stable demand from pulp and panel board industry

Forest Types: Acidophylous oak and oak-birch forest , Mesophytic deciduous forest , Beech forest , Plantations and self-sown exotic forest

Govern Actors: Stakeholder networks and associations , National government , Regional government

Financial Supports: tax benefits

Manager Types: managed by owner , managed by professional forest manager (service provider)

Owner Types: private

Scale Operations: small scale (10-50 ha) , very small scale (<10 ha)