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Demonstration sites

Demonstration sites aim si to compare the usual forest management done without any consideration to climate change and adaptive forest management anticipating future climate.In the frame of REINFFORCE we set up 41 sites to monitor the efficiency of adptive measures. On each site we have a control with business as usual management and adaptive management. Usually, there is also a climatic data collection linked to this sites.
Climatic risk addressed/ Management alternative Demonstration site ID Wind risk Growth Regeneration loss Drought Frost Biotic
Site preparation mainly removing any old tree and applying methods for soil cultivation. DS25 X




Density management decreasing the number of stands and/or seedlings in the site. This practice is particularly important in the drought prone areas to reduce the water competition. DS06 DS07 DS08 DS09 DS14 DS15 DS18 DS22 DS23 DS24 DS26 DS30 DS31 DS32 DS33 DS34 DS35 DS37 X X X X

Edge management improving the plot's edge-stands. DS27 X



X
Species switch / comparison / mixture/ provenance selecting, combining and comparing the potentially best suited species and/or provenances. DS01 DS04 DS05 DS28 DS29
X X X X X
Stand structure comparing both even-aged and uneven-aged stands' tolerance to future climate. DS10 DS13 DS36 DS38 DS39 DS40 DS41 X X X

X
Soil organic matter enrichment to improve soil water holding capacity using biochar. DS19 DS20 DS21


X

Understorey management reducing the density of understorey species to minimise water competition. DS03


X