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Definition: Forest not available for wood supply


Forest where legal, economic or specific environmental restrictions prevent any significant supply of wood.


(a)  Forest with legal restrictions or restrictions resulting from other political decisions, which totally exclude or severely limit wood supply, inter alia for reasons of environmental or biodiversity conservation, e.g. protection forest, national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas, such as those of special environmental, scientific, historical, cultural or spiritual interest;

(b)  Forest where physical productivity or wood quality is too low or harvesting and transport costs are too high to warrant wood harvesting, apart from occasional cuttings for auto-consumption.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), "The Forest Resources Assessment Programme (FRA 2000)", Terms and Definitions, United Nations, Rome, 1998