Jonsson2016: Increased amount of dead wood in southern Sweden is caused by storms, not changed forestry methods

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

Johnsson and colleagues analyze the amount of dead wood, which is important for biodiversity, in Swedish forests. A forest policy goal is to increase the amount of dead wood, and it has indeed increased with 25 % since the mid-90’s, but this is mainly because of storms and not changed forestry methods. Also, it is only in southern Sweden that the volume has increased – in northen Sweden the volume is stable or decreasing. Read more in Forest Ecology and Management.