Contact: Emin Baskent
Karadeniz Technical University
The Yeniköy in-depth case study area is a state-owned and managed area of 11,153 ha with 9,015 ha of forest. The IDCS focuses on chestnuts, lime trees and bay leaves.
The region is in the cross section between The Sea of Marmara and Black Sea climate. The role of forests and forestry in the region is good to a certain extent. The region is famous for the production and marketing of chestnut.
Forests in the region are mainly temperate "high forest" mainly composed of both softwood such as red pine, Anatolian pine, stone pine and deciduous trees such as beech, oak, chestnut, linden trees, horn beech, ash, elm and bay. 50% of the land area is forest, with 65% of this productive.
There are villages whose livelihood depends on agriculture and to a lesser degree forestry activities. Over the last 5 years some villagers have began to sustain their lives based on chestnut, linden tree leaves, stone pine cones and mushrooms (Boletus edulis).