This mainly includes plantations in the forest cultivation area and forest renovations. The variety selection, plantation maintenance and wood production regulations are relatively strict. We recommend consulting the local forestry authority on the possibilities.

You can find the current forest regulations here (LINK), the implementing regulations here (LINK). If you need any further information, please contact us at

Energy (Biomass) Plantations

Typically established on arable land, where wood is produced for energy purposes (chips, firewood). For both purposes we recommend our ‘Express’ White Willow and our ‘Turbo’ Black Locust, which produce faster growth than conventional varieties, in order to achieve the desired target size sooner.

Technology Transfer

A more serious level of cooperation, during which the cultivation technology of the propagation material, the technical and technological know-how is transferred within the parameters of a licensing agreement. As our varieties are patent protected, it is only after gaining such a license that you can start propagating the varieties yourself. All such deals are based on unique parameters.

Industrial wood plantations

Plantations established in a wide network using intensive cultivation technologies with varieties specifically propagated for this purpose, with the aim of producing the highest quality industrial hardwood in the shortest amount of time. These are generally capital intensive investments due to the more expensive vegetative propagation material, but the expected yields and return on investment is also order of magnitudes higher than when using common varieties. Our company offers unique varieties for the establishment of high-yielding industrial wood plantations (see Black Locust ‘Turbo Obelisk’, Salix alba ‘Express’). If you need any further information, please contact us at

“Free Handling” Forest

A registered forest in the National Forest Inventory Database, a forest cultivated area by definition. When such an area is registered for agricultural cultivation, the local forestry authorities must be notified. In case of implementation of a ‘free handling’ forest, the application must be accompanied by a simplified afforestation and implementation plan drawn up by qualified forestry personnel with tertiary education. Application to the forestry authority to allow implementation is necessary and the license is valid for 5 years after issuance.

The forestry authorities must be notified 21 days prior to commencement of a complete clear-cut or partial harvest of wood stock, and must also be notified within 30 days of completion.

Forest ’Free Handling’ Forest
Only forest manager may harvest stock Owner of land-user may harvest stock
A forest plan is necessary Free to self manage
Permission necessary for forestry activities Authorities must be notified of activities
Forest renovation is compulsory Not compulsory to renovate forest
change of cultivation branch only by paying fees or refining No fees for change of cultivation branch
Subsidies apply No subsidies apply