Cover Osteuropa 7-9/2020

In Osteuropa 7-9/2020

Woodland and forest management in Russia
Its development, current status and prospects for the future

Albrecht Bemmann, Vladimir Petrov

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Russia has more woodland and forest than any other country in the world. The woodlands are of major national and global ecological importance, particularly since they capture carbon in the soil, in dead wood and in the trees. Wood as a sustainable raw material is also an important economic factor, and for the state, the use of wood is of particular importance. Since trees take many years to grow, the positive and negative impact of forest management only becomes evident many decades after the event.

(Osteuropa 7-9/2020, pp. 45–72)