The most frequent forest trees found in Switzerland

Die häufigsten Waldbäume der Schweiz
Ergebnisse aus dem Landesforstinventar 1983-85. Verbreitung, Standort und Häufigkeit von 30 Baumarten.

Brändli, U.-B., 1996
Ber. Eidg. Forsch.anst. Wald Schnee Landsch. 342
278 Pages, 30 full-page photos by Verena Eggmann, 368 maps, graphs and tables

ISSN 1016-3166
ISBN 3-905620-54-5

available in German only


In addition to the results of the first survey from 1982 to 1986 a thorough report on the 30 most frequent tree species found in the Swiss forest was published based on the first NFI.

Species described

All links lead to German descriptions: Picea abies (L.) Karst - Abies alba Mill. - Pinus sylvestris L. - Pinus mugo Turra var. arborea Tubeuf - Pinus cembra L. - Larix decidua Mill. - Taxus baccata L. - Fagus sylvatica L. - Carpinus betulus L. - Ostrya carpinifolia Scop. - Quercus robur L. - Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl. - Acer pseudoplatanus L. - Acer platanoides L. - Acer campestre L. - Fraxinus excelsior L. - Fraxinus ornus L. - Prunus avium L. - Tilia cordata Mill. - Tilia platyphyllos Scop. - Ulmus glabra Huds. emend. Moss. - Castanea sativa L. - Robinia pseudoacacia L. - Betula pendula Roth - Populus tremula L. -Salix spec. - Alnus incana (L.) Moench. - Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn. - Sorbus aria (L.) Crantz - Sorbus aucuparia L.

Besides maps showing distribution, frequency (stem number, volume) of single species as well as aspects of site and stand are presented, region, altitude, belt of vegetation, type of relief, exposition, slope, diameter classes, mixture proportion, species composition, stand age, forest type, type of regeneration are presented.


tree species, stem number, standing volume, distribution, site, national forest inventory, Switzerland