The importance of vital, resilient forests
A vital forest is a resilient forest ecosystem that can adapt to changes. A forest that continues to develop in new circumstances and is also strong and healthy enough to provide its valuable products and services in a hundred years’ time. Very important, because a forest provides living space for plants and animals, purifies the water we drink and the air we breathe, produces the sustainable raw material wood, fixes carbon and is for many a place to relax and enjoy.
A vital and resilient forest ecosystem means that the forest climate needs to meet several preconditions. A good variety of species and origins, targeted management choices for a better structure and age variation, a functioning and more nutritious soil and successful regeneration.
Why choose climate-smart forest management?
We see that our forest ecosystems are struggling and that they lack resilience. The vitality and biodiversity are under great pressure and that requires choices and an appropriate management type. Small-scale climate-smart forest management offers opportunities to tackle the problems and thus contribute to the emergence of resilient and vital forest ecosystems, that are ready for the future.