Short Rotation Forestry in Bavaria - Sites, Biomass Yields, Operators and Effects on German Climate Targets

S. Hauk & S. Wittkopf
Despite all the advantages of short rotation forestry (SRF) and the projected gap between wood supply and demand, the total area of SRF in Europe is still small. In 2011, Bavaria's SRF sites cover only 480 hectares. Moreover, the knowledge about these SRF sites concerning conditions of practice, their managers, reasons and obstacles for cultivation is little. Therefore, a standardized questionnaire was used to gather information from every SRF manager in Bavaria. The response rate...