Close to nature silviculture and systemic silviculture. Theories, axioms, states and processes

Orazio Ciancio

Abstract


The third Italian National Congress of Silviculture has spurred a heated debate on systemic silviculture in contrast to close to nature silviculture. Supporters of close to nature silviculture refer to three theses: there is no difference between the practical application of systemic silviculture and close to nature silviculture; systemic silviculture lacks empirical verification; systemic silviculture is based on fragile foundations because it is not possible to imagine an un-structured forest.
Theories, axioms, states and processes regarding research in ecology, silviculture and forest management are examined, to clarify current debate on systemic silviculture and close to nature silviculture.

Keywords


close to nature silviculture; systemic silviculture; forest structure

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