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The Regional Forest District Office Rhein-Sieg-Erft: forestry, nature conservation and recreation in urban areas


Key figures: Regional Forest District Office Rhein-Sieg-Erft (state forest).

Forest communityMixed oak – beech forest in both lowlands and low mountain ranges
Total forest areaForested area 211 km²/non-wooded areas 20 km²
Main management types94 % high forest; 1 % coppice with standards, 5 % without management
Total volume206 m³ under bark/ha (4 339 459 m³ under bark)
Annual growth7.6 m³ under bark/ha (159 692 m³ under bark)
Annual use4 m³ under bark/ha (85 000 m³ under bark) according to the latest forest management plan
Altitude100 to 400 a.s.l.
OwnershipState of North Rhine-Westphalia
GeologyRight bank of the Rhine: Rhenish Slate Mountains
Left bank of the Rhine: Lower, Mid and High Rhine Terraces
Protected area (total)144 km²
Nature protection area (Natura 2000)106 km²
Protective functionProtection forests: against noise and emissions