A felling-free season has begun in Estonia’s forests 22.04
According to Tavo Uuetalu, Member of Management Board of RMK, the felling-free season, i.e., the implementation of the spring-summer cutting strategy, will last until 15 June.“The purpose of the felling-free season is, above all, the protection of hollow-nesters, such as owls and Falconiformes, as well as Galliformes living on the ground, in coniferous forests.Since tree sap is running and bark is loose, it isn’t a good time for forest works anyway,” said Uuetalu.
Tavo Uuetalu pointed out that the felling-free season does not necessarily mean that a farmer can’t collect firewood from his greenwood, since birds that prefer to live in bushes live there, and a little clatter does not disturb their offspring.
Simultaneously with the implementation of the felling-free season, RMK began the execution of forest management works (e.g., reforestation and maintenance of young growth), which will last throughout the summer.All together, approximately 2500 people will be busy maintaining the 28 000 ha of young forest during this summer season.
RMK is a profit-making state
agency established under the Forestry Act, aimed at sustainable and efficient
management of the state forest.RMK grows
reforestation materials, organises forestry works, is engaged in the sale of
forest and timber and organises game upkeep.In addition, RMK
establishes opportunities for hiking in nature and forest recreation on
recreational areas, in
Member of Management Board of RMK
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