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NFI glossary and dictionary

On this page you find the translations of woody species and of terms as well as their explanations (marked with yellow background), which were used in the NFI.

transportation system (forest)
Facilities and constructions which mainly help to transport logs from the felling site to the point-of-sale, e.g. forest roads and cable cars (main transportation system) and various kinds of skidding and yarding equipment (secondary transportation system).

[D] Erschliessung (Walderschliessung)
Anlagen und Einrichtungen, welche v.a. dem Transport der gefällten Baumstämme vom Fällort zum Verkaufsort dienen, d.h. Waldstrassen und Seilbahnen (Groberschliessung), Maschinenwege, Rückegassen, Seilschneisen und Reistzüge (Feinerschliessung).

[F] desserte (forestière)
Installations et équipements qui servent principalement au transport des arbres abattus du lieu d'abattage au lieu de vente, c.-à-d. routes forestières et téléphériques (desserte principale), pistes à machines, layons de débardage, tranchées pour câble et châbles (desserte fine).

[I] viabilità (forestale)
Rete di collegamento del bosco con infrastrutture e dispositivi che servono principalmente al trasporto di tronchi degli alberi abbattuti dal luogo di abbattimento fino all'imposto, vale a dire strade forestali e teleferiche (viabilità principale), piste trattorabili, piste d'esbosco, fili a sbalzo e linee di avvallamento (viabilità secondaria).
  • Recommended form of citation:
    Brändli, U.-B.; Speich, S., 2007: Swiss NFI glossary and dictionary. [Published online 27.06.2007]. Available from World Wide Web <http://www.lfi.ch/glossar/glossar-en.php>. Birmensdorf, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL.
  • The German definition of the scientific terms was done with the help of the following lexica and terminologies:
    LdF = Lexikon der Forstbotanik (Schütt et al. 1991)
    SSI = Sanasilva-Inventur WSL. Terminologie im Sanasilva-Bericht 1997 (Brang und Kaennel Dobbertin 1997)
    SAFE = Forsteinrichtungsbegriffe. Schweizerischer Arbeitskreis für Forsteinrichtung (1986). Since 2007 Arbeitsgruppe Waldplanung und -management
    TFW = Terminologie Forsteinrichtung/Waldinventur (Bick et al. 1994)
    WBö = Wörterbücher der Biologie. Ökologie (Schäfer und Tischler 1983)
    WT = Waldbauliche Terminologie (Brünig und Mayer 1980)
    Anl. LFI = Anleitung für die Feldaufnahmen der Erhebung 1993-1995 (Stierlin et al. 1994)
  • The German, French and Italien plant names were taken mainly from the book Die häufigsten Waldbäume der Schweiz or from the Flora Helvetica
  • The English plant names were taken form the internet (swiss web flora, PLANTS Database and Dictionary of Common Names by plantpress.com). The notations and abbreviations were taken from IPNI - The international Plant Names Index.
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