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C19 'Gut Poitschach'

Nature-based forestry with single tree fellings

General information on the Gut Poitschach.

Forest community Mixed mountain forests with spruce (Picea abies), beech (Fagus sylvatica), silver fir (Abies alba), larch (Larix decidua), pine (Pinus sylvestris), and several broadleaves
 Total forest area 852 ha
Organisational structure 2 forest districts – 60 % of one forester (40 % external work) forested
Ownership Private property
Main management types Selection cutting system with single tree selection
Total volume > 400 m³/ha
Annual growth 10 m³/ha
Annual harvested volume 7–8 m³/ha
Deadwood (standing and lying) No inventory yet, many biotope trees (mainly old beech)
Altitude Between 580–1200 m
Climate Moderate climate of the southern intermediate alps, annual precipitation 1200 mm
Geology and soil types Quartzphyllite and mica slate, Quaternary, bogs – Soil types mainly brown earth to podzol
Protected area (total) Over 5 ha swamps and bogs and surrounding forest protected by own decision
Nature protection area (Natura 2000) No
Protective function Protection forest 75 ha