In Russia, the area of wild walnut forests has increased

Updated Aug 9, 2023
"Over the past 5 years, Roslesinforg has been tracking a positive trend towards an increase in the area of walnut forests, which are important for wild harvesting, by a total of 2%. Now it is slightly less than 10 million hectares (of which 6.3 million are the area of valuable cedar trees, the rest is hazel and other nuts)," Roslesinforge noted.
The largest part (75%) is occupied by the walnut-commercial zones of Siberia, concentrated mainly in the republics of Altai and Khakassia, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Omsk and Tomsk regions, Altai and Krasnoyarsk regions. Also, valuable wild walnut forests grow abundantly in the Far East - about 2 million hectares are dispersed across the territories of the Republic of Buryatia, Primorsky, Khabarovsk and Trans-Baikal Territories and the Jewish Autonomous Region. Cedar is also found in the Urals - in the Sverdlovsk and Tyumen regions, the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. "Five regions of Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Irkutsk Region, Primorsky and Trans-Baikal Territories directly ensured the growth in the area of hazel," the department noted. According to forest planning documents, the possible volume of harvesting of pine nuts in Russia is estimated at 600 thousand tons per year. At the same time, nuts can only be harvested in ways that do not damage the trees. "Walnut ...
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