In terms of its territory and functions, forestry is related to rural areas and plays a major role, i.e. in agriculture. A significant proportion of low-value land which is currently used as farmland may be allocated to afforestation and, there-fore, its economic value may increase and forest resources may be expanded.
This paper presents guidelines for designing an rural-forest boundary and the role of cadastral data in the selection of areas to be afforested. The data in the real estate cadastre allows for inventory control of the primary status of land and its productivity value, i.e. its value class. The record map which serves as the car-tographic basis for forest landscaping also plays an important role in designing the rural - forest boundary.