Our Tasks

"Foresters take care of the heritage of their grandchildren."
Managing the stock of forests
In accordance with the conditions given, our management of the forests is in essence a nature-like silviculture on the basis of natural renovation. This is how we manage our cultivated forests - demanding simpler tree utilisation interventions - and the stands of beech, oak and Turkey oak.
Taking into consideration the yield of acorn and the terrain conditions, we need to increase the territorial share of acorn sowings done both manually and with machines in order to have more secure renovations and underplantations.
In favour of promoting the ecological stability of our growing stock, we should increase the share and quantity of medley species such as sweet chestnut, walnut, fruit-trees of the forest and shrubs.
The same is the purpose of underplanting hornbeams, maples and linden-trees in our peduncular oak stands which are not mixed and are of lath- and perch-age.
It is an important task of ours to implement the development of stocks, particularly the renovation cuts, with considerate tree utilisation interventions done perfectly with professional care. Especially the soil, the renewed- and the parent-stock are to be protected.
After having some forests privatised, we plan to give professional support to the new owners with regard to silviculture management including planning, technical supervision, supply of saplings and timber trade.

Game management

Our stock of big games consists of deer, wild boars and fallow-deer appearing from time to time. Red deer represent excellent genetic value even on national level. However, greater attention shall only be paid to it - as part of the forest's biocenosis - in case of a balanced forest- and game management.

It is an overall objective to create a balanced living environment that allows natural renewal without the necessity of constant protection. This can be achieved by further continuous stock management.

Fallow-deer continuously leaking in from the neighbouring territories must completely be forced back, since they are not natural biocenosis partners for the red deer being much more precious.

Also the program of building and modernising preserves for wild-boars serves the purposes of improving biocenosis stability.

The radical reducing of the roe-deer stock is justified by the priority of forest management as roe-deer cause more and more damage to closed forest blocks.


The management of forests having a special role

This category includes forests with primary functions of sport, tourism, recreation and (nature) preservation.

Such forests are particularly important in the neighbourhood of the cities of Pécs and Komló. 13 % of our forests fall within this category.

The principle of management is supporting the primary function and only well managed growing stocks - with the exception of natural reserves - can comply with the above requirements. For this reason, wood utilisation interventions - especially in older (80-100 years old) recreational forests - are restricted to methods extended to several years (30-60 years) affecting small territories (so called selective cut method). This way the ecological balance of the forest's biocenosis is not disturbed and our cities are surrounded by multi-aged, multi-level, mixed forests that have an aesthetically appealing, diversified outlook.

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