The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest Snow and Landscape Research WSL

C18 Woziwoda

Educational and social functions of forests in northern Poland

General information on the forests of Woziwoda Forest District.

Total forest area 13 830 ha
Organisational structure 12 forestry units
Main management types Mainly Scots pine forest managed according to multifunctional principles
Total standing volume 3 745 000 m³
Annual growth 7.7 m³/ha
Annual cut 74 000 m³ or 5.4 m³/ha
Deadwood (standing and lying) 45 925 m³ (3.3 m³/ha) of which 14 822 m³ is lying and 31 103 m³ is standing
Altitude 60–100 m a.s.l.
Ownership 85 % state forests
15 % private forests, church forests, and municipal forests
Soils Small scale mosaic of sandy, marly or clayey soils, mostly nutrient rich; 50 % of soils are largely impenetrable for fine roots, 75 % are sensitive to soil damage by forestry machines
Geology Predominantly acidic soil (glacial sands)
Protected areas Six nature reserves (254 ha)
42 nature monuments
Special designated ecological areas (321 ha)
Nature protection area (Natura 2000) 14 815 ha
Protective function 776.6 ha