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Please check out how switzerland is doing to cut wood witout damaging forests.

Introduction: Among terrestrial ecosystems, forests represent large carbon stocks threatened by changing climatic conditions, deforestation, overexploitation, and forest degradation. Close to nature forestry may help forests to continue to acting as carbon sinks by promoting their resilience against disturbances. The EU decided to carry out carbon accounting of emissions and removals from managed forests under the Paris Agreement (PA) by using a projected Forest Reference Level (FRL) based on the continuation of recent management practices.Methods: We developed four conceptual scenarios that could build the Swiss Forest Reference Level and performed simulations over 50 years using Swiss National Forest Inventory (NFI) data and the empirical forest model MASSIMO. To improve MASSIMO, we further developed a new tree species-specific model for small scale mortality that accounts for the Swiss NFI design. Then, using projected biomass and mortality from MASSIMO, carbon budgets of mineral soil, litter, and dead wood were estimated using the Yasso07 model.Results: The U-shaped mortality model performed well (AUC 0.7). Small as well as large trees had the highest mortality probabilities, reflecting both young trees dying due to self-thinning and old trees from age, pests or abiotic influences. All scenarios matched their given harvesting and growing stock targets, whereby the share of broadleaves increased in all regions of Switzerland. This resulted in decreasing biomass growth, ...

  Forest restoration can lead to more profit for landowners and higher income for the local area due to increased ecotourism. It also reduces the risk of an entire forest being taken out by a pest or fire, a concern for monoculture plantations.

  “We definitely need to have a constructive conversation about what does forest finance look like in Europe because what we have now, through the Common Agricultural Policy, through the recovery and resilience fund, we’re seeing that those funds are just being used to replant and keep the existing model going,” she added.


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  • rosebellendiritu

    48 w

    I have never thought of this,

    • Saustine Lusanzu

      48 w

      Amazing technology

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