Our forests lie on the hills of Somogy, which is a forestry area. The 14680ha forest, which is enclosed by 14 settlements, is one continuous forest. The towns surround the woods.

    Forestry

    Seed and sapling production

    Our company has one sapling garden on an area of 13 acres. Its main goal is to ensure the background for propagation in forest regeneration, forestation. We do not market our saplings; only occasionally do we sell our surplus. The saplings grown here are only able to meet our own needs to a certain extent. Our main source for saplings is an integrated circle of sapling producers, who provide us the necessary amount of saplings we cannot grow ourselves below market price. Our own employees run the sapling gardens that have been approved for integration.

    Forest regeneration

    Our company has one sapling garden on an area of 13 acres. Its main goal is to ensure the background for propagation in forest regeneration, forestation. We do not market our saplings; only occasionally do we sell our surplus. The saplings grown here are only able to meet our own needs to a certain extent. Our main source for saplings is an integrated circle of sapling producers, who provide us the necessary amount of saplings we cannot grow ourselves below market price. Our own employees run the sapling gardens that have been approved for integration.

    Forestation

    We occasionally carry out forestation on game land, arable land or former military training areas. We have forested about 150 acres of such lands in the last 10 years. The forest is usually damaged in plantations with young trees. The most danger is posed by the presence of the grubs of the cockchafer or may bug, which can destroy entire sections of the young, freshly forested areas by chewing on the roots of the saplings. In order to prevent damage caused by the game, we almost always surround the newly forested areas with game fences.

    Professionally treated areas

    Our company is professionally responsible for the forests on former military training areas in the South-Eastern part of Hungary, ranging from Lenti to Nyírtelek. We treat an area of altogether 2,500 acres in 25 locations. We are fully responsible for the forestry from drawing up and implementing annual plans, through negotiating with the authorities, to maintaining the forest. In such forest areas, the interests of the military deserve priority, which often translates into limiting our movement and the type of technology applied is such areas.

    The Kaszó land

    Our lands sprawl across the Inner area of Somogy County, on the forestry of the Somogy Hills. The 14,680 acres form a continuous forest block, even though they border on 14 villages. In a way, the towns surround the forest. The longest bee-line inside distance is 30 kms in the north-south and 3-6 kms in the east-west direction. The area is crossed by the Budapest-Gyékényes railway and Route 61 running between Kaposvár and Nagykanizsa. As an exception, the village of Kaszó that also lends the area its name, is located in the heart of the forest block, about 7-10 kms from the neighbouring towns.

    HM Kaszó Erdőgazdaság Zrt.
    H-7564 Kaszó
    Department of Forestry

    Telefon: +36-82-445-920 Fax: +36-82-352-303
    E-mail: erdomuveles@kaszort.hu
    Zoltán Máté Head of the Department of Forestry