Book details

408 Pages
Publication date: November 2022
Imprint: Benevento
Eduard Hochbichler Michael Köhlmeier Klaus Hackländer Othmar Pruckner Maximilian Moser Werner Meisinger

The Alpine Forest

A Description of Nature and Culture from 21 Perspectives

On the Wealth of the Forest

The Alpine forest has countless facets: it is habitat, resource, protection, reservoir, a space for enjoyment and recreation and a refuge.

The protagonists who work with our native wood are as diverse as the flora and fauna: the charcoal burner who has been harnessing the energy of the forest for centuries, the architect who creates excellent modern living spaces with the timber it provides, or the instrument maker who finds sonorous woods in the Alpine forest—all of them and many more have their say and get to talk about life in and with the Alpine forest and its secrets.

Maps, illustrations and impressive photographs give us an understanding of the incredible wealth of the Alpine region, whose preservation is of great importance for us.


Eduard Hochbichler

Eduard Hochbichler, born in Gmunden in 1958, studied forestry at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, to which he returned to work and teach at the Institute of Silviculture after working for the Österreichische Bundesforste. His work focuses on the development and implementation of innovative silvicultural techniques and multifunctional forest management concepts. He is also an advisor to numerous national and international institutions in the field of sustainable forestry.