Dictionary/glossary

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.

  • assortment (timber)

    Wood produce of defined dimension and/or quality according to agreements in the wood trade (according to SAFE). In the NFI limited to only assortments of defined dimensions.
  • [de] Sortiment (Holzsortiment)
    Holzprodukt bestimmter Dimension und/oder Qualität aufgrund von Vereinbarungen im Holzhandel (nach SAFE). Im LFI2 nur Dimensionssortiment.
  • [fr] assortiment (de bois)
    Produit ligneux de dimensions et/ou de qualité définies par des conventions dans le commerce des bois (selon CAFS). Dans l'IFN, assortiment défini uniquement par la dimension.
  • [it] assortimento (legnoso)
    Prodotto legnoso di determinate dimensioni o qualità classificato in base alle convenzioni del commercio del legno (da SAFE). Nell'IFN 2 gli assortimenti sono definiti unicamente in base alle dimensioni.
  • 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).
    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.