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C13 Dikchan



Multifunctional forestry in Bulgaria – the experience of a State Hunting Unit


General information on the forests in State Hunting Enterprise Dikchan.

Total forest area (incl. private and municipal)20 857.6 ha
Total state-owned forest areas18 306 ha
Main forest typesConiferous and mixed coniferous-broadleaved forests
Altitude400 to 1750 m a.s.l.
Main silvicultural systemSelective cutting system
Average wood stock235 m³/ha
Average annual increment3.94 m³/ha
OwnershipState, community-owned and private forest
Forest reserves77.4 ha
Natura 2000 Protected areas15 523.9 ha
Protective forest function3084.7 ha
Old-growth islands32 ha (in progress)
Habitat trees150 (in progress)
Protective function43 ha