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Afforestation in Serbia in the period 1961-2007 with special reference to Austrian pine and Scots pine

Author(s): Ranković Nenad

Journal: Glasnik Šumarskog Fakulteta
ISSN 0353-4537

Volume: 2009;
Issue: 99;
Start page: 115;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: afforestation | Serbia | Austrian pine | Scots pine

The significance of afforestation in Serbia is high because only in this way the forest area can be increased and brought to the level which corresponds to the demands of the population. This is also indicated by the content of some documents, such as 'Professional base for the design of the National Forest Action Programme', which emphasises this problem from the very beginning. Special significance is assigned to afforestation with Austrian pine and Scots pine, which are most frequently applied in the afforestation of the most unfavourable terrains. This study analyses the scope of afforestation over the period 1961-2007, the percentage of Austrian pine and Scots pine and the relationship of the afforested areas, and generates the forecasts of the changes in the future period. In this way, the socialeconomic significance of afforestation can be assessed from the aspect of satisfying the objectives of forest policy, and particularly of afforestation with Austrian pine and Scots pine, as the specific tree species.
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