The silviculture work package (WP2) focuses on the optimization of the access to wood resources. This goal involves two main aspects:
- The evaluation of appropriate silvicultural operations, and
- The application of appropriate harvesting techniques – aiming at the promotion of mechanized systems wherever possible.
Appropriate silvicultural measures are principally intended to increase wood production, maintain the biodiversity and resilience but also to enable and facilitate the use of efficient silvicultural and harvesting operations. The development of methods for increasing the wood production and optimizing the interface between harvesting technology and silvicultural procedures is the research emphasis of this work package.