Aspects of forest management in the Austrian Tirol.

  • P.M. Joyce Department of Forestry, University College, Dublin.
Keywords: Alps, Innsbruck, fertile, valleys, mountain.


The Austrian Tirol, one of the nine provinces of the Austrian Federal Republic, has an area of 12,647 sq. km. and a population of 500,000 people. Its capital, Innsbruck, was founded on the old Roman road through the Alps which still serves as the main route between Italy and Germany. Topography is typically Alpine with snow capped mountains alternating with fertile green valleys or tals. Its forests, which account for 37% of the land surface are located mainly on the mountain slopes and ridges.
How to Cite
Joyce, P. (1972) “Aspects of forest management in the Austrian Tirol.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 29May2024).