# Selection from the list of topics

Increase in stemwood volume between two inventories of all surviving trees and shrubs with a diameter at breast height (dbh) ≥12 cm with bark, the stemwood volume of all ingrowing trees and shrubs with bark, and the modelled increase in the stemwood volume of the losses with bark during half the inventory period.

site quality #894

Production capacity of the site in kilograms per hectare and year based on the total mean increment (TMI) according to Keller (1978) - in four classes. Low: TMI ≤1500 kg/(ha/year), moderate: TMI 1501-3000 kg/(ha/year), good: TMI 3001-4500 kg/(ha/year), very good: TMI >4500 kg/(ha/year).

conifers and broadleaves #96

Type of trees and shrubs ≥12 cm in diameter at breast height (dbh) in two classes (conifers or broadleaves). Reference: Field Survey (MID 50: Baumart)

protection forest region #829

Demarcation of Switzerland used in NFI for protection forest analyses. The six protection forest regions were derived from the economic regions by combining individual regions according to natural and statistical criteria.

accessible forest without shrub forest NFI3/NFI4 #1429

Forest that was less than two-thirds covered with shrubs in both NFI3 (2004-2006) and NFI4 (2009-2017) and could be reached on foot.

1.4-km grid #410

NFI's sampling grid with a mesh size of 1.4 km. The 1.4-km grid is the grid size covering all the previous terrestrial Inventories, which is why it is also called the base grid.

- What do the numbers stand for?
- What is the purpose of the standard error?
- When are two results statistically different?
- When is it not sufficient to consider only the standard error?
- Two types of changes?
- Change analyses: When are the results (not) additive?
- Why is a dot (“.”) sometimes given in the cells for standard error or estimated value?
- Why are no standard error values shown in some tables?
- Negative values for growing stock, increment or fellings?

## 1. What do the numbers stand for?

The tables mainly show results that were calculated using statistical methods from the data of the sample inventory of the National Forest Inventory (NFI). Such results always consist of two figures: (1) the estimated value and (2) the sampling error, the so-called standard error.

## Example 1: Estimated value and standard error

production region | ||||||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Jura | Plateau | Pre-Alps | Alps | Southern Alps | Switzerland | |||||||

ownership (2 categories) | m³/ha | ±% | m³/ha | ±% | m³/ha | ±% | m³/ha | ±% | m³/ha | ±% | m³/ha | ±% |

public | 30 | 10 | 17 | 13 | 37 | 9 | 36 | 6 | 26 | 10 | 30 | 4 |

private | 27 | 17 | 20 | 12 | 50 | 10 | 32 | 8 | 39 | 13 | 34 | 5 |

total | 29estimated value | 9standard error | 19 | 9 | 44 | 7 | 35 | 5 | 29 | 8 | 32 | 3 |

The tables usually show the relative (percentage) standard error (“±%”), but occasionally – in the case of estimated percentages – the absolute standard error (“±”).

## 2. What is the purpose of the standard error?

The standard error can be used to define confidence intervals around the estimated value, which contain the true value of the population with a certain statistical certainty.

The statistical certainty is:

- 68% if the confidence interval is calculated using the standard error

(68% confidence interval = estimated value ± standard error), and - 95% if the confidence interval is calculated using twice the standard error

(95% confidence interval = estimated value ± 2 × standard error*)

## Example 2: Calculating confidence intervals

production region | ||
---|---|---|

Jura | ||

ownership (2 classes) | m³/ha | ±% |

public | 30 | 10 |

private | 27 | 17 |

total | 29 | 9 |

**Question**

What are the 68% and 95% confidence intervals of the above estimates?

**Procedure**

- Calculate the absolute standard error (= relative standard error × estimated value / 100)
- Calculate the confidence intervals
- 68% confidence interval = estimated value ± absolute standard error
- 95% confidence interval = estimated value ± 2 × absolute standard error

**Answer**

Step 1 | Step 2 | |||||
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ownership (2 categories) | volume of deadwood Jura NFI5 | |||||

estimated value | standard error | confidence interval | ||||

relative | absolute | 68% | 95% | |||

m³/ha | ±% | ±m³/ha | m³/ha | m³/ha | ||

public | 30 | 10 | 3 | 27-33 | 24-36 | |

private | 27 | 17 | 5 | 22-32 | 17-37 | |

total | 29 | 9 | 3 | 26-32calculated with the standard error, i.e. 29 ± 3 |
23-35calculated with twice the standard error, i.e. 29 ± 2 × 3 |

The volume of deadwood in the Jura is between 26 and 32 m³/ha with a statistical certainty of 68% and between 23 and 35 m³/ha with a statistical certainty of 95%.

The 95% confidence interval is larger than the 68% confidence interval. This results in higher statistical certainty with the 95% confidence interval.

## Example 3: Visualisation of the 68% and 95% confidence intervals

Data: see example 2

When interpreting the results, one must define the level of statistical certainty that one would like to apply to the statement.

The 68% confidence interval is generally used in the National Forest Inventory (NFI).

## 3. When are two results statistically different?*

This can be checked by comparing the confidence intervals of two estimated values:

- If the 68% confidence intervals of two estimates do not overlap, it can be assumed with
**some certainty**that the two populations differ. - If the 95% confidence intervals of two estimates do not overlap, it can be assumed with
**high certainty**that the two populations differ.

## Example 4: Interpretation of two results from the same inventory

production region | ||||||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Jura | Plateau | Pre-Alps | Alps | Southern Alps | Switzerland | |||||||

ownership (2 categories) | m³/ha | ±% | m³/ha | ±% | m³/ha | ±% | m³/ha | ±% | m³/ha | ±% | m³/ha | ±% |

public | 331 | 3 | 311 | 3 | 405 | 4 | 300 | 3 | 256 | 5 | 314 | 2 |

private | 387 | 5 | 432 | 4 | 454 | 4 | 348 | 4 | 285 | 6 | 398 | 2 |

total | 345 | 2 | 363 | 2 | 431 | 2 | 314 | 2 | 262 | 4 | 343 | 1 |

case 2 | case 1 |

case 1

**Question**

Is the growing stock per hectare greater in the Alps than in the Southern Alps?

**Procedure**

- Calculate the absolute standard errors
- Calculate the confidence intervals depending on the desired level of statistical certainty:
- 68% confidence intervals (some certainty; absolute standard error)
- 95% confidence intervals (high certainty; twice the absolute standard error)

- Assess whether the confidence intervals corresponding to the desired level of statistical certainty do not overlap

**Answer**

ownership (2 categories) | growing stock NFI5 | |||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Alps | Southern Alps | |||||||||

estimated value | standard error | confidence interval | estimated value | standard error | confidence interval | |||||

relative | absolute | 68% | 95% | relative | absolute | 68% | 95% | |||

m³/ha | ±% | ±m³/ha | m³/ha | m³/ha | m³/ha | ±% | ±m³/ha | m³/ha | m³/ha | |

total | 314 | 2 | 6 | 308-320 | 302-326 | 262 | 4 | 10 | 252-272 | 242-282 |

Neither the 68%-confidence intervals nor the 95%-confidence intervals overlap (pairs of values in ).

In this case, the level of statistical certainty selected has no influence on the result.

Overall, this means that there is high statistical certainty that the growing stock per hectare is greater in the Alps than in the Southern Alps.

Case 2

**Question**

Is the growing stock per hectare greater in the Plateau than in the Jura?

**Procedure**

- See case 1.

**Answer**

ownership (2 categories) | growing stock NFI5 | |||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Jura | Plateau | |||||||||

estimated value | standard error | confidence interval | estimated value | standard error | confidence interval | |||||

relative | absolute | 68% | 95% | relative | absolute | 68% | 95% | |||

m³/ha | ±% | ±m³/ha | m³/ha | m³/ha | m³/ha | ±% | ±m³/ha | m³/ha | m³/ha | |

total | 345 | 2 | 7 | 338-352 | 331-359 | 363 | 2 | 7 | 356-370 | 349-377 |

The 68%-confidence intervals do not overlap (pairs of values in ).

In contrast, the 95%-confidence intervals overlap (pairs of values in ).

In this case, the level of statistical certainty selected has an influence on the interpretation of the results. At the 68% confidence interval level, the conclusion is that the growing stock per hectare is higher in the Plateau than in the Jura. At the 95% confidence interval level, however, this conclusion cannot be drawn.

Considering both confidence interval levels, it can be said that there is some, but not high, statistical certainty that the growing stock per hectare is greater in the Plateau than in the Jura.

The confidence intervals can also be used to determine whether a value estimated with a sample from the National Forest Inventory (NFI) deviates from a target value (e.g. from Swiss forest policy) or whether a change between two inventories is statistically certain.

## Example 5: Interpretation of two results from different inventories

ownership (2 categories) | growing stock Plateau* | |||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

NFI4 | NFI5 | |||||||

m³/ha | ±% | m³/ha | ±% | |||||

public | 340 | 3 | 309 | 3 | ||||

private | 447 | 4 | 432 | 4 | ||||

total | 386 | 2 | 363 | 2 | ||||

* accessible forest without shrub forest NFI4/NFI5 |

**Question**

Has the growing stock per hectare in the Plateau decreased from NFI4 to NFI5?

**Procedure**

- Calculate the absolute standard errors
- Calculate the confidence intervals depending on the desired level of statistical certainty:
- 68% confidence intervals (some certainty; absolute standard error)
- 95% confidence intervals (high certainty; twice the absolute standard error)

- Assess whether the confidence intervals corresponding to the desired level of statistical certainty do not overlap.

**Answer**

ownership (2 categories) | growing stock Plateau* | |||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

NFI4 | NFI5 | |||||||||

estimated value | standard error | confidence interval | estimated value | standard error | confidence interval | |||||

relative | absolute | 68% | 95% | relative | absolute | 68% | 95% | |||

m³/ha | ±% | ± | m³/ha | m³/ha | m³/ha | ±% | ± | m³/ha | m³/ha | |

public | 340 | 3 | 11 | 329-351 | 318-362 | 309 | 3 | 11 | 298-320 | 287-331 |

private | 447 | 4 | 16 | 431-463 | 415-479 | 432 | 4 | 17 | 415-449 | 398-466 |

total | 386 | 2 | 8 | 378-394 | 370-402 | 363 | 2 | 9 | 354-372 | 345-381 |

* accessible forest without shrub forest NFI4/NFI5 |

The 68%-confidence intervals do not overlap in the public forest and the total forest (pairs of values in ), but they do in the private forest (pairs of values in ). At the certainty level of the 68% confidence intervals, it can be concluded that the growing stock per hectare in the public forest and the total forest of the Plateau has decreased. For the private forest the decrease is not statistically certain at this level.

The 95%-confidence intervals overlap in all three categories. At the certainty level of the 95% confidence intervals, it is therefore not certain that the growing stock has decreased, even for the public forest and total forest.

See also examples 6 and 7, in which changes between two inventories are interpreted using the more sensitive metric of net change.

For many target variables in the NFI, it is possible to determine whether a change between two inventories is statistically certain, not only by comparing the states in the two inventories (see example 5), but also by analysing the net change** between the two inventories.

To do this, one must first define the level of statistical certainty that one would like to apply to the statement (as done above):

- A net change has occurred
**with some certainty**if the relative standard error is less than 100% or if the confidence interval calculated with the absolute standard error (68% confidence interval) does not include the value 0. - A net change has occurred
**with high certainty**if twice the relative standard error is less than 100% or if the confidence interval calculated with twice the absolute standard error (95% confidence interval) does not include the value 0.

## Example 6: Interpretation of net changes with the relative standard error

ownership (2 categories) | change in growing stock from NFI4 to NFI5, Plateau* | |
---|---|---|

estimated value | standard error | |

m³/ha | ±% | |

public | -34 | 30 |

private | -9 | 147 |

total | -23 | 34 |

* accessible forest without shrub forest NFI4/NFI5 |

**Question**

Has the growing stock per hectare in the Plateau decreased from NFI4 to NFI5?

**Procedure**

- Define the level of statistical certainty (68% or 95% confidence interval)
- Determine whether:
- the relative standard error is less than 100% (certainty level of the 68% confidence interval)
- twice the relative standard error is less than 100% (certainty level of the 95% confidence interval)

**Answer**

ownership (2 categories) | change in growing stock from NFI4 to NFI5, Plateau* | ||
---|---|---|---|

estimated value | standard error | ||

single | double | ||

m³/ha | ±% | ±% | |

public | -34 | 30 | 60 |

private | -9 | 147 | 294 |

total | -23 | 34 | 68 |

* accessible forest without shrub forest NFI4/NFI5 |

The single relative standard error is less than 100% for both the public forest and the total forest (highlighted values). For the private forest, however, it is greater than 100% (highlighted values). At the certainty level of the 68% confidence interval, it can be concluded that the growing stock in the Plateau has decreased in the public forest and in total. For the private forest, on the other hand, the decrease in stock is not statistically certain at this level.

The same conclusion is reached in this example with the certainty level of the 95% confidence interval, as twice the relative standard error is again less than 100% for both the public forest and the total forest.

Overall, this means that there is high statistical certainty that the growing stock per hectare has decreased in the public forest in the Plateau, as well as overall. For private forests, on the other hand, the decrease in stock is not statistically certain (as twice the relative standard error and the relative standard error are both less than 100%).

## Example 7: Interpretation of net changes with the absolute standard error

ownership (2 categories) | change in growing stock from NFI4 to NFI5, Plateau* | |
---|---|---|

estimated value | standard error | |

% | ± | |

public | -10 | 3 |

private | -2 | 3 |

total | -6 | 2 |

* accessible forest without shrub forest NFI4/NFI5 |

**Question**

Has the growing stock per hectare in the Plateau decreased from NFI4 to NFI5?

**Procedure**

- Define the level of statistical certainty (68% or 95% confidence interval)
- Calculate the confidence interval based on the defined certainty level
- 68% confidence interval with the absolute standard error
- 95% confidence interval with twice the absolute standard error

- Determine whether the corresponding confidence interval does not include the value 0

**Answer**

ownership (2 categories) | change in growing stock from NFI4 to NFI5, Plateau* | ||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|

estimated value | standard error | confidence interval | |||

single | double | 68% | 95% | ||

% | ± | ± | % | % | |

public | -10 | 3 | 6 | -13 to -7 | -16 to -4 |

private | -2 | 3 | 6 | -5 to +1 | -8 to +4 |

total | -6 | 2 | 4 | -8 to -4 | -10 to -2 |

* accessible forest without shrub forest NFI4/NFI5 |

Neither the 68% nor the 95% confidence interval includes the value 0 for the public forest or for the total forest. At both certainty levels, this leads to the conclusion that the growing stock in the Plateau has decreased in the public forest and in total. For the private forest, on the other hand, the decrease in stock is not statistically certain (as the confidence intervals include the value 0).

Net changes can be interpreted using the absolute or relative standard error (see examples 6 and 7). It is advisable to use the absolute standard error if the estimated value in the table is shown as a percentage (%; as in example 7), and the relative standard error if the estimated value in the table is shown in absolute terms (m³, m³/ha, pc, m²; as in example 6). This means that the standard error can be taken directly from the table and does not need to be converted.

To assess whether a change is statistically certain, it is advisable to analyse the net change between the two inventories wherever possible. Net changes are more sensitive than status comparisons, which makes it easier to detect differences statistically. See examples 6 and 7 (net change) and 7 (comparison of two results from different inventories).

## 4. When is it not sufficient to consider only the standard error?

The National Forest Inventory (NFI) is a sample-based large-scale inventory whose sample areas are arranged on a grid with a mesh size of 1.4 km × 1.4 km. The NFI was designed in such a way that the growing stock for Switzerland as a whole can be predicted with a maximum standard error of 1%.

If results are requested for individual regions or for individual classes, the standard error quickly becomes much larger. This is because the number of sample areas and subjects (e.g. sample trees, young forest plants, pieces of deadwood) analysed for the queried combination of variable expressions* is considerably lower than for the total.

## Example 8: Standard error and combination of variable expressions

region | growing stock | ||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

total | maple | sycamore | Norway maple | ||||||

estimated value | standard error | estimated value | standard error | estimated value | standard error | estimated value | standard error | ||

m³/ha | ±% | m³/ha | ±% | m³/ha | ±% | m³/ha | ±% | ||

Switzerland | 343 | 1 | 12 | 5 | 11 | 5 | 1 | 20 | |

production region "Plateau" | 363 | 2 | 15 | 10 | 14 | 11 | 0 | 50 | |

Canton of Aargau | 289 | 7 | 15 | 20 | 13 | 20 | 1 | 63 | |

The standard error increases as the level of detail increases.

Large standard errors are to be expected if:

- forest districts are selected as the regional demarcation or results for small cantons (e.g. Appenzell Innerrhoden, Nidwalden) are queried,
- a classification variable with many classes is selected (e.g. tree species in 56 classes),
- several classification variables are combined with each other (e.g. main tree species and development stage).

Large standard errors are an indication that the estimate may have been based on too small a number of sample areas or subjects and that the result of the estimate therefore may not be reliable.

For the target variable “number of stems of young forest plants with browsing damage” (browsing intensity), an uncertain estimate is not necessarily recognisable by a large standard error. This is because this target variable is a quotient estimator**, which is – due to the survey method – only based on a small number of assessed young forest plants for rarer tree species (e.g. pine, larch, Arolla pine, oak, chestnut). Accordingly, for this target variable one should always check how many young forest plants were assessed for the individual estimates. As a rule of thumb, at least 30 young forest plants per estimate should have been assessed for browsing in order to obtain a reliable estimate.

## 5. Two types of changes?

There are two types of changes in the National Forest Inventory (NFI):

- The first type of change involves specific target variables for
**change components**such as increment, fellings or mortality. These target variables are only available for two consecutive measurement cycles, e.g. NFI4 to NFI5. When change components are analysed, the classification variable expression of the second measurement cycle is generally assigned to the first measurement cycle. These analyses therefore do not take into account any change in the expression (e.g. from private to public ownership) from the earlier to the later measurement cycle. - In the second type of change, the
**difference in target variables**, such as stem number, growing stock or forest area, is used to**calculate the net change**between two measurement cycles. These target variables are usually used to represent states, e.g. that in NFI5, but can also show the net change between any two measurement cycles, e.g. between NFI1 and NFI5. In these net change analyses, the change in expression is taken into account for some of the classification variables, including “tree condition” and “forest, non-forest”. In this way, it can be seen, for example, that the forest area has increased. For the remaining classification variables, the expressions are regarded as static. This means that the most recent state – whether it was assessed in a measurement cycle (e.g. “primary forest function NFI5”) or taken from an external data source (e.g. “protection forest [2022]”) – is assigned to all measurement cycles.

## 6. Change analyses: When are the results (not) additive?

The results are:

**additive**if they are reported as the total change between two measurement dates. For example, the fellings for the various production regions reported in cubic metres (m³) can be added together to obtain the total fellings for Switzerland.**not additive**if they are reported as a change per year (e.g. m³/year). For example, the fellings for the various production regions reported in cubic metres per year (m³/year) cannot be added together to obtain the total fellings for Switzerland.

## Example 9: : Additivity/non-additivity of changes

growing stock: total change between NFI4 and NFI5 (in 1000 m³)* | ||||||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Jura | Plateau | Pre-Alps | Alps | Southern Alps | Switzerland | |||||||

higher/lower altitude zone | 1000 m³ | ±% | 1000 m³ | ±% | 1000 m³ | ±% | 1000 m³ | ±% | 1000 m³ | ±% | 1000 m³ | ±% |

lower altitude zone | -3759.0 | 28 | -4909.1 | 36 | -1025.2 | 133 | -317.1 | 195 | 3464.1 | 31 | -6546.3 | 42 |

higher altitude zone | 574.3 | 117 | -328.0 | 62 | 1093.0 | 123 | 7128.4 | 21 | 666.7 | 93 | 9134.3 | 24 |

total | -3184.7 | 40 | -5237.1 | 34 | 67.9 | 2805 | 6811.3 | 23 | 4130.8 | 30 | 2588.1 | 136 |

* accessible forest without shrub forest NFI4/NFI5 | ||||||||||||

additive |

growing stock: annual change between NFI4 and NFI5 (in 1000 m³/year)* | ||||||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Jura | Plateau | Pre-Alps | Alps | Southern Alps | Switzerland | |||||||

higher/lower altitude zone | 1000 m³/year | ±% | 1000 m³/year | ±% | 1000 m³/year | ±% | 1000 m³/year | ±% | 1000 m³/year | ±% | 1000 m³/year | ±% |

lower altitude zone | -421.1 | 28 | -560.6 | 36 | -115.7 | 133 | -35.9 | 195 | 389.5 | 31 | -740.7 | 42 |

higher altitude zone | 64.7 | 117 | -38.3 | 62 | 122.4 | 123 | 810.4 | 21 | 74.9 | 93 | 1032.7 | 24 |

total | -357.3 | 40 | -598.4 | 34 | 7.6 | 2805 | 773.8 | 23 | 464.4 | 30 | 292.7 | 136 |

* accessible forest without shrub forest NFI4/NFI5 | ||||||||||||

not additive |

The non-additivity of changes expressed per year arises because the total change is divided by the average number of years between the two measurement dates in the domain* under consideration, and this average number of years varies slightly depending on the domain.

## Example 10: Average number of years per domain

domain | mean number of years* | |
---|---|---|

production region | higher/lower altitude zone | |

Mittelland | - | 8.75 |

Plateau | higher altitude zone | 8.56 |

lower altitude zone | 8.76 | |

Southern Alps | - | 8.90 |

Southern Alps | higher altitude zone | 8.90 |

lower altitude zone | 8.89 | |

* between the NFI4 and NFI5 measurements in the accessible forest without shrub forest |

## 7. Why is a dot (“.”) sometimes given in the cells for standard error or estimated value?

In the calculation of a results table, data is not always available for all combinations of variable expressions*. In most cases, this indicates that the variable estimated with the relevant target variable does not occur or only occurs very rarely. The value 0 is then usually used. However, as this value is not based on any direct measurements, a dot (“.”) is given for the associated standard error. If reference is made to the assumed value of 0 in the calculation, e.g. in the case of percentages or certain change estimates, no value can be used. In this case, a dot (“.”) is given for the estimated value and the standard error.

For example, no Arolla pines have yet been found and measured in the Plateau in the National Forest Inventory (NFI) (growing stock of Arolla pine by production region). It can therefore be assumed that the values are missing because the Arolla pine actually does not occur in the Plateau, and therefore the growing stock in that region must be 0.

## 8. Why are no standard error values shown in some tables?

The data in these tables originates from a complete survey and not from a sample inventory. Accordingly, it is not necessary to specify a standard error because there is no uncertainty due to sampling.

The forest road network survey that the National Forest Inventory (NFI) periodically carries out with the local forestry services is an example of such a complete survey.

## 9. Negative values for growing stock, increment or fellings?

A negative value is possible if the result could only be calculated on the basis of a few trees. The estimate is therefore not reliable. This is also reflected in the standard error, which is usually extremely large for negative stock, increment or felling values.

Negative values can occur because, when the stemwood volume of the tally trees is determined, the volume estimated solely on the basis of the diameter at breast height (DBH) (tariff volume) is adjusted using the volume of the tally trees estimated on the basis of DBH, diameter at 7 m height and tree height. This procedure enables an unbiased and more accurate calculation of the stemwood volume. However, it can lead to negative values for all target variables that are based on the stemwood volume of the tally trees (e.g. growing stock, increment, fellings) if the number of tally trees in the selected combination of variable expressions* is small.

protection forest region | |||||||||||||||
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Jura + Plateau | Northwestern Alps | Northeastern Alps | Southwestern Alps | Southeastern Alps | Southern Alps | Switzerland | |||||||||

site quality | conifers and broadleaves | m³/ha/yr | ±% | m³/ha/yr | ±% | m³/ha/yr | ±% | m³/ha/yr | ±% | m³/ha/yr | ±% | m³/ha/yr | ±% | m³/ha/yr | ±% |

n/a | n/a | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . |

conifers | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | |

broadleaves | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | |

indeterminable | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | |

total | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | |

low | n/a | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . |

conifers | 2.9 | 14 | 5.6 | 10 | 5.2 | 12 | 4.2 | 14 | 4.7 | 11 | 3.5 | 22 | 4.5 | 5 | |

broadleaves | 4.1 | 11 | 1.4 | 25 | 1.5 | 25 | 0.5 | 37 | 0.0 | 68 | 0.0 | 99 | 1.5 | 10 | |

indeterminable | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | |

total | 7.0 | 9 | 7.0 | 9 | 6.7 | 10 | 4.7 | 13 | 4.7 | 11 | 3.5 | 22 | 5.9 | 4 | |

moderate | n/a | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . |

conifers | 6.3 | 9 | 7.6 | 7 | 7.3 | 11 | 6.0 | 7 | 5.9 | 7 | 4.9 | 9 | 6.2 | 3 | |

broadleaves | 2.4 | 15 | 1.0 | 24 | 1.3 | 25 | 0.9 | 19 | 0.6 | 19 | 1.3 | 20 | 1.1 | 8 | |

indeterminable | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | |

total | 8.6 | 7 | 8.6 | 7 | 8.6 | 10 | 6.9 | 6 | 6.6 | 7 | 6.2 | 8 | 7.3 | 3 | |

good | n/a | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . |

conifers | 6.1 | 5 | 9.2 | 6 | 7.7 | 7 | 5.0 | 32 | 8.6 | 13 | 0.8 | 25 | 6.2 | 3 | |

broadleaves | 4.6 | 6 | 2.8 | 10 | 3.1 | 11 | 5.0 | 25 | 1.3 | 42 | 5.5 | 9 | 3.9 | 4 | |

indeterminable | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | |

total | 10.7 | 4 | 12.0 | 5 | 10.8 | 6 | 10.1 | 19 | 9.9 | 12 | 6.3 | 8 | 10.2 | 2 | |

very good | n/a | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . |

conifers | 7.5 | 4 | 8.4 | 11 | 6.4 | 16 | 1.3 | 48 | 0.0 | . | 5.3 | 92 | 7.4 | 4 | |

broadleaves | 5.4 | 4 | 4.4 | 14 | 4.2 | 20 | 6.7 | 37 | 0.0 | . | 3.1 | 78 | 5.2 | 4 | |

indeterminable | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | |

total | 12.9 | 2 | 12.7 | 8 | 10.5 | 12 | 7.9 | 30 | 0.0 | . | 8.4 | 63 | 12.7 | 2 | |

total | n/a | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . |

conifers | 6.6 | 3 | 7.9 | 4 | 7.0 | 5 | 5.5 | 6 | 6.0 | 6 | 2.9 | 8 | 6.3 | 2 | |

broadleaves | 4.8 | 3 | 2.2 | 8 | 2.6 | 8 | 1.0 | 14 | 0.6 | 19 | 3.2 | 8 | 3.1 | 3 | |

indeterminable | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | 0.0 | . | |

total | 11.4 | 2 | 10.1 | 3 | 9.6 | 4 | 6.5 | 5 | 6.6 | 5 | 6.1 | 5 | 9.3 | 1 |

### Table citation

Abegg, M.; Ahles, P.; Allgaier Leuch, B.; Cioldi, F.; Didion, M.; Düggelin, C.; Fischer, C.; Herold, A.; Meile, R.; Rohner, B.; Rösler, E.; Speich, S.; Temperli, C.; Traub, B.,

2023: Swiss national forest inventory - Result table No. 1365511. Birmensdorf, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL