Age and Inventory Structure of the Forests 1990

Statistical Base

For West Berlin, the data from the 1990 Forsteinrichtung (Forest Establishment) were evaluated. The Forsteinrichtung is conducted at ten-year intervals as the basis for the Management Plan; however, no projections are made for the interim years. The data is stored at the State Forestry Agency.

The data for the East Berlin forest and the city forest areas in the state of Brandenburg were taken from the data base of the Forest Fund (DSWF) in the Forest Planning Facility in Potsdam. This data base was maintained centrally for all forestry-run areas in the former East Germany, and contains extensive data on the condition and for the planned management of the areas. The data on conditions were collected every ten years, and projected annually for the interim years with the help of a growth model. The data evaluated for the map show the 1991 status on the basis of the 1990 survey.

Despite different data bases, the data prepared for the illustration of the wooded areas are comparable for both sections of the city, since similar parameters were used for the compilation process. For the presentation shown in the Map, the features listed in Table 2 were evaluated.

Tab. 2: Overview of Evaluated Features from Corresponding Data Bases
Tab. 2: Overview of Evaluated Features from Corresponding Data Bases
Image: Umweltatlas Berlin

The ratio of tree species (in %) at a given position in the East Berlin forests could not be taken directly from the statistical base, but had to be calculated separately.

The operational maps in a scale of 1 : 10,000 constituted the cartographic base; however these were available in differing states of preparation (East Berlin: 1990; West Berlin: 1991; Brandenburg: 1981 and 1985). For the area of Parforce Heath, there was no operational map available. It was therefore necessary to fall back on the map of Berlin at a scale of 1 : 10,000 (as of 1989).