Making the right mixed forest choices

Mixed forests can result in better tree growth, greater biodiversity, more berries and wildlife, and a wider range of outdoor activities. But which varieties of tree should be used?

Researchers from Umeå University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the University of Gothenburg have analysed data from the Swedish National Forest Inventory to offer more concrete advice, published in Nature Plants. Fir and birch forests are best in northern Sweden, while pine and birch forests benefit ecosystem services further south – but not tree growth.

Link to the full article: Mixed forests deliver more - but only if mixed correctly