Silviculture and forest management in France.

  • P.M. Joyce Department of Forestry, University College, Dublin.
Keywords: Broadleaves, consolidation, Darney, Vosges, Jura, Cantal.


This article aspires to convey an impression of the silviculture and management of some of the broad-leaved and coniferous forest types which constitute the forests of France. For this purpose a number of forests, characteristic of the part of the country in which they grow, are described and their management discussed. In addition, the role of forestry in the consolidation of marginal agricultural holdings - remembrement - is outlined. The itinerary commences in the State forest of Darney in the department of Vosges, and moves clockwise through the departments of Jura, Côte d'Or, Saône et Loire. Puy-de-Dôme, Cantal, finishing in the department of Corrèze in the Massiff Central.
How to Cite
Joyce, P. (1973) “Silviculture and forest management in France.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 20April2024).