Primary business activity
The primary business activity
of North Hungarian Forestry Corporation is sylviculture.Forestry work is done
by its 14 forestries intergated into the individual forestry sceneries and
Wood is the only renewable
raw material in the world.Sylviculture business is done by the corporation
in a "sustainable" way stipulated by law.According to long-term
sylvicultue plans,we exploit the cutting area steadily,in a controlled way
by planting new stock instead of the felled one.We nurse and keep the young
wood ,until it is felled,for pre-determined purposes.
In order to ensure the steadiness and evenness of this repeated cycle, ÉSZAKERDŐ
PLC is striving to adopt an ecological,environment-friendly vyniculture practice.
This is the reason why we are busy at facilitating and promoting the natural
renewal of woods.For afforestation and tree replacements we are growing
nursery stock characteristic of the given region.In our afforstation policy
we include the planting of aboriginal dominant tree species and species consisting
of single trees.These are the considerations we adhere to in our nursing and
growing wood.In both the stock renewal,nursing and timbering stages we are
endeavouring to create a diversity as close as possible to the natural.This
is a precondition of creating a rich and harmonized forest ecology - a mission
undertaken by our corporation on a continuous basis.
In the spirit of the above
mission,our corporation makes an afforestation of 600 hectares per year as
an average,hand over 600 hectares of new woodland area and performs nursing
activity on 6000 hectares.
The annual growth of its woods is about 600.000 cubic meters of timber and
only half of this is fell timber.
About three quarters of
the felled timber goes,in cylindrical shape, as logs directly to the market
for use by the industry or by heating.In order to make a better utilization
of our timbers on the market,45.000 cubic meters of timber is processed in
our saw mills and wood-processing plants.The traditional sawn wood-centered
production and technology is being converted by an innovative product development
strategy and practice of ÉSZAKERDŐ PLC.
The area operated by the
North Hungarian Forestry Corporation is very rich in natural values. The conservation
of these values are provided by protection features of different kinds. In
the area of the corporation you can find the Bükk National Park and the Aggtelek
National park and a part of our area,in the south, is extended even to the
Hortobány National Park.In recent years several nature conservation districts
have also been created within the boundaries of our corporations.
The protection ratio of our area is excellent..In one quarter of its total
woodland area,ÉSZAKERDŐ PLC prioritizes nature protection and
conservation ,i.e. does an environment-conscious timbering activity.
In order to protect nature
and human surrounding,our Forestry endeavours to make its nature protection
aims popular and known to population.For education purposes,we have created
special "training paths" for children and adults where under professional
guidance,they can enlarge and improve their knowledge of the animate and inanimate
nature. Our Forestry has also joined the nation-wide "school in the forest"
programme,the building and continuous improvement of which is undertaken by
the Forestry to increase the quality of life of future generations.