Fundamental options in silvicultural management and their importance.

  • M. Van Miegroet State University Ghent, Belgium.
Keywords: Silviculture, conservation, restoration, maintenance.


The general aims of silviculture are forest conservation and forest restoration, but especially the promotion and maintenance of a state of good health and well-balanced structural equilibrium in the forest. The practice of silviculture is a logical consequence of forest utility. It must create appropriate conditions for forest utilisation and production lasting benefits at a high level for the greatest number. Departing from a pluralistic view on the relationship between Man and Forest it promotes future developments...
How to Cite
Van Miegroet, M. (1975) “Fundamental options in silvicultural management and their importance.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 16June2024).