Demand of wood consumption in forest dwellers of central Zagros, case study: Sardasht customary Region, Lordegan Township

Document Type : Scientific article


1 MS.C. of forestry, Faculaty of natural resources and earth sciences, Shahrekord university

2 ., Department of forest sciences, Faculty of natural resources and earth sciences, Shahrekord university , Shahrekord. Iran.


One of the most extreme dependencies of local communities in the central Zagros forests is using forest wood for different consumptions. In this study, the demand for forest wood in the Sardasht forests of Lordegan city, in the province of Chahar Mahal –O- Bakhtiari, was studied. The used method in this research is descriptive and quantitative analysis via semi-structured interview. In this regard, 170 interviews and questionnaires were completed by household headman and then analyzed. To estimate the volume of wood consumption, the equation of Huber volume was used. The results showed that, on average, every forest household uses 18.08 cubic meters of Oak annually for 12 different consumptions, including of: heating water (bath and wash) and air, baking bread, cooking, heating the milk and buttermilk, agricultural instruments, building house, building warehouse and shelter, fencing, tree branches for cattle, making charcoal, and harvesting firewood for sale. According to the results, there is a significant correlation between the age of household headman, cost of household, education level, number of cattle and harvesting crops with consumption of wood forest.


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