Continental lowland forests in Croatia cover an area of more than 200,000 ha. They present the largest complex of alluvial and riparian forests in Europe which is situated in the floodplain areas of the main country bordering rivers, Sava, Drava, and the Danube.
The main forest species is Quercus robur (Slavonian oak), well known for its high-quality timber (oak veneer), who reaches largest dimensions in this area due to the long vegetation season and availability of groundwater supply.
University forest lands are situated in an area of 10.228 ha, they form a continuous complex from the northern edge of the South Moravian capital of Brno, coming back to the town of Blansko.
Forests are located at an altitude of 210-574 m above sea level and belong mostly to the forest region 30 – Drahany Highlands.
The Meillant massif is located between a clay and limestone cereal plain to the north, Champagne Berrichonne, and Boischaut Sud, characterized by its grove and cattle and sheep farming activities.
The forest is 80% private, and is mainly composed of sessile oak, known for its grain. The production of quality wood is the main forestry issue of this massif.
This regional case study area covers several private forest estates, majority of which is in Anykščiai municipality, North-Eastern part of Lithuania.
The focus here will be on private forest estates which are inventoried and managed using eforest.
Portuguese pilot case has four sites, which are located in the Portuguese mainland. Following the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) the Portuguese sites are located in the NUTS 2 “Norte”, “Centro” and “Alentejo”.
According to the Köppen Climate Classification system this AOI has a Mediterranean climate, group C of the classification system.
Navarra is an autonomous community of 10.400 km² located in the north of Spain. This location between sea, mountains and river Ebro basin makes possible the existence of three different bioclimatic zones: Atlantic, Alpine and Mediterranean.
Forest lands in Navarra covers an area of more than 600.000 ha. They present very different types of structures including bush-lands and pasturelands. Woodlands cover 450.00 ha. and 80% of this wooded areas are of local/natural species. The forest area in navarra is 70% public-owned and 30% privately-owned.