There is a government controlled State Forest Fund in Georgia which occupy 3012.9 thousand ha with total timber stock of 418.6 mill. m3.
Especially vulnerable to cutting activities are former kolkhoz owned forests: their structure is destroyed, the modification of species is speeded up, erosion processes are accelerating, the forest forming plant species are substituted by satellite plant species and scrubs, or even worse. The slopes are simply washed away. Therefore in many places oak groves are replaced by cast hornbeam, hornbeam, useless or evergreen scrubs, shiblyak.
Much of the State Forest also could not escape. The loss of diversity and changes in species composition is a result of anthropogenic influence.