Intensive recreational activities in suburban forests : A method to quantify the reduction in timber value

@inproceedings{Rusterholz2009IntensiveRA,
  title={Intensive recreational activities in suburban forests : A method to quantify the reduction in timber value},
  author={Hans-Peter Rusterholz and Erol Bilecen and Oliver Kleiber and K. Tessa Hegetschweiler and Bruno Baur},
  year={2009}
}
Abstract Central European forests are generally multifunctional; the same forest areas are used for timber production and recreation. In frequently visited areas damage to trees can be observed. We developed a method to estimate the actual reduction in timber value due to recreation-induced damage. The method was tested in two suburban (oak–hornbeam and beech) forests sustainably maintained by a selective management system and with free access in northwestern Switzerland. Considering the total… CONTINUE READING

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