An international study, in which more than 90 scientists participated and in which 48 globally distributed, large forest areas were examined, shows that especially trees of large diameter are important for the forest ecosystem and the storage of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Study of the Natural Forest Academy: Almost 90 % of the forest area in Germany is in a poor condition in terms of nature conservation. This is the alarming conclusion of a recent study by the Naturwald Akademie. The authors of the “Alternative Forest Condition Report” published that this lack of near-natural forest ecosystems is leading to a severe loss of biological diversity.
Study of the Natural Forest Academy et al: Depending on the degree of management, beech trees change their shape. If the forest is weakly managed or has not been managed for a long time, beech trees become more stable than in traditional forestry. In addition, the amount of usable wood increases significantly, which could have consequences for forestry in the future.
Study shows that mixed forests are more productive. The study investigated the relationship between tree species diversity in forests and their growth performance. In 44 countries about 30 million trees were examined.
Study: Intact primal forests are the key to mitigating climate change, limiting biodiversity loss and achieving many of the UN’s sustainability goals. 21 representatives of scientific institutions from Australia, Canada, Sweden, the USA and the UN summarize the results of more than 200 studies in the fields of forest, ecology and climate research in this metastudy.
Study: Even old trees absorb a lot of carbon and thus remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Old trees thus also make an important contribution to climate protection. This has now been proven for the first time in a study conducted by the University of Hamburg.