ForeStClim aims to strengthen the ecological and economic stability of North West Europe's forests through producing recommendations for transnationally harmonised forest management and protection strategies.

Electronic measurement of secondary tree growth

ForeStClim examines the consequences of climate change on
• tree growth
• tree species composition (competition)
• site changes (water, carbon)
• forest functions (e.g. flood protection)
• silvicultural targets (high grade wood, energy wood)

The results will feed into a newly developed decision support system for forest
owners, administrations and policy makers. This system is designed to highlight
the respective ecological and economic consequences of different silvicultural
strategies, and will thereby help to minimise risks associated with decisions.

The utility, protection and recreational functions of forests will have to be
maintained under climate change conditions!