Efficient use of timber resources in Mexico: Historical development and current challenges


  • Joel RASCÓN-SOLANO Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Faculty of Forestry Sciences, Doctoral Program in Sciences with Orientation in Natural Resources Management, National Highway Km 145, ZIP 67700. Linares, Nuevo León, Mexico; #85, Km. 145, Linares, Nuevo León, ZIP 67700, Nuevo León (MX)
  • Oscar A. AGUIRRE-CALDERÓN Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Faculty of Forestry Sciences, National Highway Nacional #85, Km. 145, Linares, Nuevo León, ZIP 67700, Nuevo León (MX)
  • Wibke HIMMELSBACH Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Faculty of Forestry Sciences, National Highway Nacional #85, Km. 145, Linares, Nuevo León, ZIP 67700, Nuevo León (MX)
  • Juan A. NÁJERA-LUNA Division of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Technological Institute of El Salto, Tecnológico Street 101 Col. La Forestal ZIP 34942, Durango (MX)
  • Eduardo ALANÍS-RODRÍGUEZ Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Faculty of Forestry Sciences, National Highway Nacional #85, Km. 145, Linares, Nuevo León, ZIP 67700, Nuevo León (MX)
  • Javier JIMÉNEZ-PÉREZ Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Faculty of Forestry Sciences, National Highway Nacional #85, Km. 145, Linares, Nuevo León, ZIP 67700, Nuevo León (MX)
  • Eduardo TREVIÑO-GARZA Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Faculty of Forestry Sciences, National Highway Nacional #85, Km. 145, Linares, Nuevo León, ZIP 67700, Nuevo León (MX)




forest residues, intensive silviculture, selective treatments, transformation and processing, wood industry, wood products


The use and consumption of wood has always captured the attention of forest researchers, mainly from the point of view of forest management and the sustainable processing of raw materials. For this reason, the wood industry has not only been concerned with the maintenance of forests, but also with efficient processing. The objective was to identify, analyse and discuss the main elements that influence the efficient use of natural timber resources at a global, regional and local level, providing a historical and current perspective of the industrial forestry sector in Mexico. Historically, the wood industries worldwide have been concerned with applying intensive silvicultural treatments in native and artificial forest stands, in search of satisfying the demand of a growing market. In this context, industries evolved as processes needed to be more efficient. Therefore, efforts were made to reduce and take advantage of forest residues, at the same time various historical events generated additional needs. At present, the integration of silviculture and forest transformation allow to increase and improve the quality of the products generated. Through the application of intensive silvicultural treatments, products of a single species are obtained. However, it is possible to direct production to a specific market as the forest mass develops. For its part, selective treatments in uneven-aged forests maintain a constant production of diverse products for different specialized markets. In Mexico, it is imperative to analyse and generate innovative or competitive products derived from wood to improve the efficiency of forest harvesting.


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RASCÓN-SOLANO, J., AGUIRRE-CALDERÓN, O. A., HIMMELSBACH, W., NÁJERA-LUNA, J. A., ALANÍS-RODRÍGUEZ, E., JIMÉNEZ-PÉREZ, J., & TREVIÑO-GARZA, E. (2023). Efficient use of timber resources in Mexico: Historical development and current challenges. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 15(2), 11508. https://doi.org/10.55779/nsb15211508



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