The Forestry Research Area in Liliental

Eisbirkenwald im Winter

The ice birches

These birches are grafts of the native silver birch (Betula pendula Roth.). Selected individuals with excellent straight stems, which had withstood repeated ice-break events without damage, were cloned. They shall yield valuable veneer timber when they are harvested at around 80-100 years of age and can be seen as an alternative to imported tropical timber (see map 18).


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