Forest ecology, silviculture, and forest yield study have always been and still are three basic fields of forest research. The topics were always the most classical forestry research questions.
The Department of Economics was established in 1965, and it is building upon the legacy of its renowned former researchers. It is now cultivating the traditional fields of forest economics in its broader sense, as well as the current issues of forest policy.
Forest protection as a discipline has always been crucial in forest research since the beginning. In late the 19th and in the early 20th century, outstanding pioneers of forest research as Albert Bedő, Jenő Vadas, and Gyula Roth regularly published articles relevant to forest protection.
The main scope of activity of our Department is to carry out experiments in order to improve growing procedures of fast growing stand-forming tree species (black locust, hybrid and native poplars, red oak, common walnut) that can be grown as plantations.
Basic research within tree improvement research comprises three main fields. First the improvement of fast growing tree species with special regard to tasks related to forestation and to the establishment of plantations.