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Can logging ensure a future-proof forest?

People in the Netherlands use a lot of wood every year, for paper, window frames, firewood, fences, etc. Some of this wood is grown in the Netherlands. Wageningen researchers are conducting a large-scale experiment to find out how wood production can be made more sustainable. They study the impact that harvesting more or fewer trees has on carbon sequestration and the absorption and release of nutrients such as phosphorus and potassium in the soil and the wood. They want to use this knowledge to make forests more resilient and climate-resistant. Do you think that wood production is compatible with creating sustainable forests?