FLEG II experts have developed recommendations on testing European methods of growing pine and oak in Ukraine.
The analysis of the European experience in this field has been completed by FLEG II expert Nikolay Savuschik. He also compares it with the Ukrainian experience and gives recommendations on the adaptation of foreign practices to Ukrainian realities.
The main goal of the new publications is to foster discussions and revision of the current Ukrainian methods of growing tree plantations, using both the achievements of the national silviculture, and the experience of other countries, including those of the European Union.
In particular, the recommendations suggest testing the method of growing pine in Polesia (a natural region of Eastern Europe, one of the largest forest areas on the continent) using intensive thinning, as well as thinning in middle-aged oak forests giving priority to the final crop tree method. Final crop trees are the most useful and valuable trees. During forest thinning, those are the trees that are left in the forest for further growth.
These works will be used for developing and introducing a new course, “The best European forestry practices”, for professional trainings, colleges and universities.
“Guidelines on the production tests of the modern European practice of growing stands of pine and oak in Ukraine”:
“Modern European practices of forest growing, comparison with Ukraine” in Ukrainian language: