Trees need the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) in order to grow, and therefore bind it within the timber. This makes forests a carbon sink when the. Download scientific diagram| Map of the Bundeswaldinventur (BWI) grid. F i g u re 2. Map of the Bodenzustandserhebung (BZE) grid. from publication: Forests. Study area and German National Forest Inventory (Bundeswaldinventur, BWI) sampling design. The plot centers are arranged in a regular 2 km × 2 km grid.

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Previous image Next image. In addition, they bind carbon dioxide and are thus a natural carbon sink. Historic development of the forested area What exactly is a forest? Trees need the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide CO bundeswakdinventur in order to grow, and therefore bind it within the timber.

BMEL – Federal Forest Inventory::Forest bind CO2

This bundswaldinventur forests a carbon sink when the increment exceeds use. If, instead the forest loses more CO 2 than it absorbs, it is a carbon source. The large-scale and cost-intensive transformation of forest stands serves to preserve the forests and thereby their function as carbon sinks. Climate change is one of the most significant current challenges for forestry.

Trees are long living and immobile, and forest stands are subjected to highly varying environmental and growth conditions during their lifespans. The National Forest Inventory serves as the data basis for estimating the carbon stock for living biomass above and in the soil and for deadwood during the observation period from until Contact Content Legal information Imprint Search.

Selected Results of the Third National Forest Inventory

If forests are unable to adapt to changes in the environment, individual trees are weakened, but more-over, the entire forest ecosystem becomes impaired. Timber products are also carbon sinks. At present, 1, million tonnes of carbon are bound in living trees and in deadwood. Statistical certainty Area covered by beech tree species or beech forest cover type What is a mixed forest? Germany, the land of forests — forest area unchanged The forest habitat — more biological diversity in the forests The forest resources — timber stock at record high The forests as climate protectors — still a carbon sink Surveying the forest Background information.


They lessen bundewsaldinventur by approx. Forest bind CO 2 In addition to the carbon stocks in the living biomass and in the deadwood in the forests that are ascertained by the National Forest Inventory, the carbon balance account also includes the soil and dead plant material. Climate change has made forestry more risky. Carbon sink in the forest. Bundeswalrinventur forests in Germany presently act as sinks and remove approximately 52 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year Dunger, K.

They prolong the storage of carbon that was already bound in the trees beyond their use duration until it is finally used bundeswaldivnentur energy or organically decomposes as timber waste. The tree species composition of forests is one important approach to stabilizing and vitalizing the stands and preserving the functions of the forest.

Funding from the Forest Climate Fund is intended to further optimize the CO 2diminishing, energy and substitution potentials of the forests and timber as well as to support the measures needed to adapt the German forests to climate change. The soil survey in the forest contributes to this. Bnudeswaldinventur Content Legal information Imprint Search.

The total storage capacity of the forest is ultimately determined from these so-called carbon pools. Changes in the forest area, tree growth and the way a forest is managed influence its storage capacity.

Nationaler Inventarbericht DeutschlandKap. Previous image Next image. The forests are exceedingly important for climate protection. With its resolution to establish the Forest Climate Fund, the Federal government underscores the significance of our forest ecosystems as well as the positive effects of sustainable forest management and timber use for protection of the climate. That is approximately tonnes of carbon per hectare in of the aboveground and belowground biomass not including the litter layer and mineral soil.


It is a carbon sink if it absorbs more carbon dioxide than it releases. One-layered or multi-layered forest How do we record forest naturalness? The diversity of mixed forests distributes the risk. Due to climate change, forest trees that are now still well adapted to the climate in their site may in future be faced bnudeswaldinventur increasing problems with the increased frequency of weather extremes or with a gradual change on site.

Is access to private forests permitted? The atmosphere is released of approximately 52 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year alone in the German forests. In addition to the carbon stocks in the living biomass and in the deadwood in the forests that are ascertained by the National Forest Inventory, the carbon balance account also includes the soil and dead plant material.

Overexploitation of the forests — no thank you! Foresters must bundeswalldinventur these future changes in growth conditions into account bundeswaldinvebtur knowing where and to what extent certain changes may take place. Forest bind CO 2. In addition to the storage function, timber products contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions amounting to about million tonnes of CO 2 equivalent annually through substitution effects substituting for more energy intensive fossil resources and fuels.

They store carbon and can therefore contribute globally to lowering the CO 2 content of the atmosphere.