Sustainability Criteria to Identify Grassland for Short Rotation Coppice

C. Rösch, C. Aust, M. Knapp & J. Jörissen
Short rotation coppices offer a chance to enhance domestic wood resources and to bring back added value in rural areas. Due to a decreasing cattle stock, part of the grassland area is no longer needed for roughage production and thus could be used to increase the supply of wood for energetic and material use by the establishment of short rotation coppice (SRC). Sustainability criteria are selected and applied in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany) to...