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Action plan for Pine cone (Turkey)


Brief description of the instrument and its modus operandi

Increase and improvement of cone production focusing on the amount through thinning and pruning and to get support of rural people for conserving of forest areas: for example: pruning starts wwhen trees have 2-2.5 meter, lower branchers pruning and top pruning. lower brunchers pruning: in 2-2.5 height trees 2/3 brunches of all brunches cut.

Which problem the instrument is supposed to solve?

1. pruning of stone pine stands , 2. thinning of the young stands, 3. Reforestation and Rehabilitation of degraded areas .

Purpose or main objective / overall goal of the instrument?

a) Contribute to rural development by increasing pine corns production through thinning of young stands b) evaluating of new optimal areas to establish pine stone stands c) degraded areas would converted pine stone areas if the area has optimal condition for this species

Side objectives/goals of the instrument?

Halting or decreasing the immigration from rural areas to urban areas, improving the forest-forest villagers relationships, and contribution to the national economy

Innovation content or potential of the instrument?

The main aim of the plan is increasing of the amount and quality of pine corn. The instrument does not contain a direct innovation, but the actions inside are intended to increase nut productivity through rehabilitation, thinning, pruning, reforestation. So, this will indirectly affect marketing and innovation sector.

Which laws and regulations support the implement of this instrument?

The rescript of NWFP no:295

The initiator/promoter of the instrument?

Government agency: Bursa Regional Directorate of Forestry

Which organizations are involved in the operationalization of the instrument?

The department of silvi-culture

How the monitoring is ensured?

the quantity and quality of pine corns

How the compliance is ensured?

its a kind of silviculturel plans so department of silviculture must execute all prescriptions explained with plans.

How is the overall performance of the instrument?

Implementation of all instruments is very new. Just started, need time to see the output/performance

Additional comments

Implementation of all instruments is very new. Just started, need time to see the output/performance

Brief description of the context for the emergence of the instrument

because pine corn production is important for local people, some regulations were accepted for increasing and improvement of cone production with silviculturel operations.

Have any of the items mentioned above changed since the instrument entered into force?


Is there any qualitative or quantitative study of the impacts of the instrument?


Year 2012
Policy area Forestry
Affected activity Harvesting/Production
Affected actors Landowner/land manager, Picker/harvester/hunter, Processor, Retailer
Products Nuts, Other NWFP
Subject NWFP
Promoter/initiator Public
Zone South East Europe
Countries Turkey
Regions (NUTS 2) Bursa Subregion
Focus on NWFP Direct
Document category Instrument
Instrument type Regulatory
Legal status Binding
Geographical scope Local
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