National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry "Marin Dracea"

Romica Tomescu

Contact Person
Gheorghe Marin

Country Information

Starting in 1948, a forest management planning system was implemented over the entire forest fund. Based on the information contained in forest management plans, national inventories of the forest fund were conducted in 1965, 1973, 1980 and 1984. An inventory system based on permanent sample plots was investigated between 1983 and 1989. It was implemented in 1990 and combined with the existing national forest inventory system. In 2006 a National Forest Inventory was initiated which is designed to cover all forest vegetation of Romania. A pilot inventory was conducted in 2007 and 2008 in order to verify the feasibility of the developed methods. The NFI is designed as two-phase inventory with a 5-year cycle. It is based on aerial photos and field measurements on permanent and temporary plots arranged in clusters.