Native selection forest


These are forests that do not contain any non-native trees and in which high conservation value is paired with high amenity value and a high timber yield.

An exception to this non-native rule is the American oak, but only if it is used to create a deciduous grazing field for big game. By alternating between light and heavy thinning, a diverse forest is created. Open clearings enhance the variation of light and dark, allowing light-loving tree species to thrive, such as native oak, birch, and pine. More lightly thinned areas, on the other hand, allow shade-loving trees like beech to thrive, creating darker forests.

Biodiversity is created through different development phases, including young, old, and dead trees. Sparing some of the mature trees from harvest allows them to grow older and thicker. This eventually leads to more dead wood, which is important for many plants and animals.

The native selection forest, which consists largely of dense pine, will become more diverse in the future. Deciduous trees, such as native oak, birch, and beech, will eventually take up a larger share of the area. Park management will ultimately lead to more shrubs, like mountain ash and alder buckthorn.