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C32 Bad Windsheim



Maintaining insect diversity in oak dominated coppice forests


General information on the Bad Windsheim forests.

Total forest area1480 ha; high forest 1034 ha // cws 369 ha
Main management typesCoppice with standards (cws)
Total volumeHigh forest: 221 000 m³ // cws 40 933 m³
Annual growthHigh forest: 7.0 m³/ha // cws: 2.0 m³/ha
Cutting rateHigh forest: 5.8 m³/ha; 6000 m³ // cws: 12.3 ha per year; 980 m³
Deadwoodca. 15 m³/ha
OwnershipCommunity forest
Climate9.2 °C mean annual temperature, 595 mm mean annual precipitation
GeologyMostly Keuper – gypsum and dolomite marls, clay- and sandstones that were deposited during the Middle and Late Triassic epochs (about 220 million years ago)
SoilsSmall-scale mosaic of sandy, marly or clayey soils, mostly nutrient rich
Natura2000 areaSpecial Areas of Conservation (SAC): 750 ha
Special Protection Areas (SPA): 294 ha