Reforestation is a complex and difficult process which needs careful planning; all works must be carried out in a particular sequence. There are several ways to manage reforestation: artificial planting or seeding or allow the forest to regenerate in a natural way.
Artificial reforestation includes:
growth fitting – we determine the most suitable planting material for every renewable area separately;
growth protection – basically it is protection against pests by using appropriate chemicals;
growth grooming – removing competing trees and grasses prof the prospective space of tree growth;
forested area cultivation – in some time every coppice forms as a more or less developed set of trees.
By cutting undeveloped and defective trees and leaving the perspective ones we get a coppice, which in future will become a forest with an optimal species composition. This method is used on properties with predictable natural reforestation. Such areas need soil surface scarifying to improve seed germination and regeneration with offsprings.
Careful and professional care allows to grow a high-quality coppice.
Although this method is easier to perform, it isn’t suitable for all areas.