NON-WOOD FOREST PRODUCTS FROM CLUJ COUNTY PUBLISHEDRALUCA-ELENA ENESCU, EMILIA VECHIU, DIANA VASILE None email@example.com
From the oldest times, the forest has been an important source of both wood and non-wood products for all population categories, the life of some communities even depending on this source. Besides wood products offered by forests, the most popular categories of non-wood products are mushrooms, forest fruits, medicinal plants and wild species. Romania, due to the high variety of forests and of the site condition, has an enormous potential of the categories of non-wood products mentioned above. The aim of this paper is to study the non-wood forest products (NWFP) from Cluj county and to highlight the most important products from this county. Thus, eight type of non-wood forest products were selected from four categories: mushrooms, tree products, understory plants and animal origin products. The analysis of these products was made after a set of 19 criteria to determine the importance of each. After the analyses the most important non-wood forest products from Cluj county were that of animal origin and the less important was fruits from Crataegus sp.
Cluj county, non-wood forest products, animal origin products