118 European Atlas of Forest Tree Species Tree species < 25% 25% - 50% 50% - 75% > 75% Frequency Uncertain, no-data Marginal/no presence < 5% Low presence 5% - 10% Mid-low presence 10% - 30% Medium presence 30% - 50% Mid-high presence 50% - 70% High presence 70% - 90% Very-high presence > 90% T. Houston Durrant, A. Mauri, D. de Rigo, G. Caudullo Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) 2011) Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia… Contact. Parliament has influenced many items of legislation having an impact on forests, for example on the common agricultural policy and energy policy (revision of Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources — 2016/0382 (COD)). B. What is more, the European ecolabel has been awarded for wood flooring, furniture and paper. In response to the report on the implementation of the EU Forestry Strategy (COM(2005) 0084) for the period 1999-2004, Parliament re-emphasised the importance of this strategy and reiterated its support through its resolution of 16 February 2006 on the implementation of a European Union forestry strategy. The new EU climate and energy framework for 2030 sets a higher target: 27%. Another measure is intended to provide rewards for forestry, environmental and climate services and the conservation of forests. Many EU measures do have an impact on forests in EU and non-EU countries alike, however. Forestry policy is thus still primarily a national matter. During the 2007-2013 programming period, approximately EUR 5.4 billion was allocated from the EAFRD budget to co-finance forestry measures. Germany’s Black Forest is perhaps central Europe’s most famous forest. Private bank Coutts has planted the first 10,000 trees of a wide NatWest project to create the largest “tiny forest” in Europe. The European forest types — Categories and types for sustainable forest management reporting and policy presents the findings of a study carried out by an international consortium of experts aimed at providing the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE) with an user‑friendly forest types classification. We combined tree distribution data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, EUFORGEN, and forest inventories, and we developed species distribution models using MaxEnt and 19 bioclimatic variables. Sweden has largest forest cover in Europe with about 28 million hectares representing 68.95% of the country’s total surface area. EU27, AL, BA, CH, HR, ME, MK, NO, RS, TR: Forest/non-forest map 2006 (beta version) prepared by the EC Joint Research Centre, aggregated to 1km resolution. The multifunctionality of forests: their environmental, economic and social role. 1 of 2. Publications. Timber can be obtained from 134 million of the 161 million hectares of forests (there are no legal, economic or environmental restrictions on this activity). European countries by forest area. The EU has many different types of forests, reflecting its geoclimatic diversity (boreal forests, alpine forests with conifers, etc.). Forest coverage varies considerably from one Member State to another: while forests in Finland, Sweden and Slovenia cover more than 60% of the country, the equivalent figure is only 11% in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The forests of Sweden include Kolmården, Kolmården, Tiveden, Tylöskog, and Norrland. Lastly, forests have an important place in European culture. The tallest trees in Europe. Shrubs and evergreen broadleaves in the southern Mediterranean areas, broadleaf and mixed forests in temperate regions, conifers in north and in the Alps. EU forests are exceptionally diverse, with a large variety of forest types, characteristics and ownership structures. In Parliament’s view, priority should be given to promoting the competitiveness and sustainability of the forest sector, supporting both rural and urban areas, expanding the knowledge base, protecting forests and preserving their ecosystems, improving coordination and communication and increasing the sustainable use of wood and non-wood forest products. Some 90% of EU funding for forests comes from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). physical or chemical) threats to forests include fires (particularly in the Mediterranean); drought; storms (on average, over the past 60 years, two major storms a year); and atmospheric pollution (emissions from road traffic or industrial plants). Identifying trees isn’t always easy. As part of its policy on climate change, in addition to its participation in global negotiations on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the EU has taken its first steps towards integrating agriculture and forestry into its climate policy (see Regulation (EU) 2018/841 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry in the 2030 climate and energy framework). In addition, forests are a source of non-wood products — food (berries and mushrooms), cork, resins and oils — and are needed for certain services (hunting, tourism, etc.). Based on IRS-P6 LISS-III, SPOT4 (HRVIR) and SPOT5 HRG satellite data of 2006 (Figure 1, Kempeneers et al. About Forest Europe. Winners of the “Forests for Society” photo contest. Global Forests [Vol.1 Europe]-Global Forests installs trees in the world of X-Plane 11, using never-before seen technology. Across the EU, between 1990 and 2015, the total forested and wooded area grew by 90,000 square kilometres—an area roughly the size of Portugal. The forestry sector (forestry, wood and paper industry) accounts for approximately 1% of EU GDP, although the figure is as high as 5% in Finland, and provides jobs for some 2.6 million people. The fragmentation of forests as a result of the construction of road infrastructure also poses a threat to biodiversity. 82 European Atlas of Forest Tree Species Tree species < 25% 25% - 50% 50% - 75% > 75% Native Chorology Frequency Field data in Europe (including absences) Observed presences in Europe Annual average temperature (°C) Potential spring-summer solar irradiation (kWh m-2) Annual precipitation (mm) Average temperature of the coldest month (°C) Sum of precipitation of the driest month (mm) From an environmental point of view, forests provide numerous ecosystem services: they help protect the soil (against erosion), form part of the water cycle, and regulate the local climate (mainly via evapotranspiration) and the global climate (in particular by storing carbon). Of course this inventory contains only tree records as far as they are registered on this site. It includes an annex with the concrete list of actions for the period 2014-2020, the actors, and the timing of the different activities, as well as the expected outcomes. In that context, Parliament has decided to prepare two own-initiative reports: one entitled ‘Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World's Forests’ and another entitled ‘The European Forest Strategy - The Way Forward’. The EU also participates in numerous international activities relating to forests (in particular the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). The European forest types — Categories and types for sustainable forest management reporting and ... forest damage, tree species composition, naturalness, deadwood). Ministerial Conferences. The percentage of deciduous trees has risen. Taking the definition given above, there are 182 million hectares of forest (5% of the world’s total) in the EU. Ministerial Commitments. In total, forests cover 43% of the EU’s land area and the six Member States with the largest forest areas (Sweden, Finland, Spain, France, Germany and Poland) account for … The forests have been planted using the Miyawkai planting method to build dense, native forests and designed to encourage tree growth that is up to 10 times faster. A. ones shaped by man. It consists of three active funds (US equities, UK equities, and Global Investment Grade Credit) and three index funds (US equities, UK equities, and Europe ex-UK equities). Following the most recent reform of the CAP, the new regulation on support for rural development by the EAFRD was published in December 2013 (Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 3.2.6). “We’re proud to be a part of this fantastic partnership which will employ both traditional and innovative new tree planting methods and Parsloes Park, a valuable local green space.”. This is just another part of NatWest’s commitments to tackle climate change, including being the banking sponsor of the COP26 climate summit, set to take place in Glasgow in November 2021. September 17, 2020 GMT . Forestry policy therefore remains primarily a national competence, but many European actions have an impact on forests in the EU and in third countries. The measure covers investment in the development of forested areas and improvement of the viability of forests: afforestation and creation of woodland, establishment of agro-forestry systems, prevention and restoration of damage to forests from forest fires, natural disasters and catastrophic events, investment to improve the resilience and environmental value of forest ecosystems and investment in forestry technologies and in the processing, promotion and marketing of forest products. European forest classifications. Biomass was reduced by 70 percent, they found, leading to less CO 2 captured from the atmosphere and stored in trees. The marketing of forest reproductive material is regulated at EU level by Directive 1999/105/EC. As this plan draws to a close at the end of 2020, the Council has called on the Commission to present a new forest strategy for the coming years. Europe can’t stop climate change without forests. All the branches are live, indicating that the tree is in good condition. What is more, felling in these forests accounts for only around two-thirds of the rise in the annual volume of timber used. This stunning mountainous region in south-west Germany has it all — dense evergreen forests, dramatic mountains, and quaint villages. As the Treaties make no specific reference to forests, the European Union does not have a common forestry policy. Country Tree species. Private Banker International is a product of Verdict. The primary use is for energy generation (42% of volume), as against 24% for sawmills, 17% for the paper industry and 12% for the panel industry. In total, approximately 6% of forested land areas are damaged by at least one of these factors. Taking the definition given above, there are 182 million hectares of forest (5% of the world’s total) in the EU. Nevertheless, for the purposes of international forestry statistics, Eurostat follows a classification scheme set up by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and applies the following definition: a forest is land with tree crown cover (or equivalent stocking level) of more than 10% and an area of more than 0.5 hectares. The expansion of the forests as villages were abandoned during the Völkerwanderung was followed by a period of forest clearance in the Early and High Middle Ages, accompanied by a largely uncontrolled use of timber through deforestation in the context of land acquisition as well as the use of forests as a reservoir for construction timber and firewood. europa.eu. Abiotic and biotic threats — challenges exacerbated by climate change. the Nikon 550 Forestry) or tape drop are listed. The 1997 Report on Forest Condition in Europe documents for the first time the forest condition at the European scale, as derived from the 1996 crown condition survey and recent surveys on the condition of forest soils and the nutritional status of forest trees carried out on the transnational 16x16 km network (level I). The NatWest Group collaborated with The Conservation Volunteers to carry out the project. This strategy has two main goals: 1) to ensure that Europe’s forests are managed sustainably and (2) to strengthen the EU’s contribution to promoting sustainable forest management and tackling deforestation worldwide. The tree is largely bent down westwards, which most probably has contributed to the large circumference of the trunk at its base. While its precise impact will differ depending on geographic location, climate change is likely to affect not only the forests’ rate of growth, forest land coverage and the range of species, but also the range of biotic agents such as certain parasites, and even the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) monitors forest fires. Choose your plan. 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