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Table of Contents 

1 Introduction

1.1  Pro Silva forest management 

1.2  Why publish a circular on Pro Silva forest management? . 

1.3  Aims of the circular and this document  

2 The forest management measures advocated by Circular 2718 

2.1  Measure 1: Applying irregular high forest management and achieving or maintaining a mixture of species 

2.1.1  Irregular high forest management 

2.1.2  Harvesting cycles and extraction rates 

2.1.3  Social structuring of trees in irregular high forests12 

2.1.4  The species mix 

2.2  Measure 2: Achieving or maintaining an optimal basal area allowing the forest ecosystem to function well 

2.2.1  Optimal standing volume 2

2.2.2  Remarks about the basal area 

2.3  Measure 3: Harvesting Large Wood at target diameter and thinning Small Wood and pole size material 

2.3.1  Harvesting size 

2.3.2  A few general selective marking rules  

2.4  Measure 4: Regenerating the stands naturally, without sacrificing harvesting potential . Using natural regeneration in all its diversity  

2.4.1  Diffuse natural regeneration 

2.4.2  ...and diffuse light 

2.5  Measure 5: Letting the process of species succession take place 

2.6  Measure 6: Bringing up seedlings under the canopy
and using the natural tree pruning and quality improvement processes 

2.7  Measure 7: Favouring scarce indigenous species

2.8  Measure 8: Focusing production on quality Large Wood 

2.8.1  The various ‘models’ of quality trees 

2.8.2  Selling the Large Wood 

2.9  Measure 9: Giving trees of value the necessary space and positioning
to ensure their good development 

2.10  Measure 10: Maintaining or restoring the forest/game balance
to ensure the regeneration and permanence of endemic forest species 

3  Best practices 

4  Transitional or exceptional measures 

4.1  Food patches and feeding 

4.2  Enrichment planting by groups or clumps under shelter 

4.3  Transformation and conversion to mixed irregular stands 

5  Conclusions 

6  To go further 


210 x 297 mm, 60 pages.