Factors influencing silvicultural value of cultures of silver fir Abies alba Mill.at higher altitudes in the Beskid Śląski and Beskid Żywiecki Mountains

Stanisław Małek , Józef Barszcz , Bartłomiej Kędziora

Abstract

This paper provides results of an assessment on the survival rate, quality and vitality of seedlings of European silver fir Abies alba Mill. in forest cultures five years after plantation. The assessment took place in autumn 2006. Measurements and scorings were made in the cultures (plots), and tree groups within them. Similarities and differences were analyzed at plots located in different forest regions and forest districts, with regard to the extent of canopy disintegration, and the presence or absence of protection against game. The results indicate poor condition throughout many parts of the European silver fir cultures. Generally, the quality and vitality of the seedlings was assessed to be average, with a smaller or larger tendency towards further deterioration. This points to difficulties in performing stand regeneration and in diversifying tree species composition in the higher locations of the Beskid Śląski and Beskid Żywiecki Mts, which experience extreme climatic conditions. This was particularly noticeable with respect to tree height and quality parameters, which were worsening along with an increase in the degree of canopy stand disintegration. Many European silver fir seedlings grew better on the fenced plots than on the unfenced, which indicates the need for protection of cultures against game and justifies the use of fencing.
Author Stanisław Małek (FoF / IoEaS)
Stanisław Małek,,
- Institute of Ecology and Silviculture
, Józef Barszcz (FoF / IoEaS)
Józef Barszcz,,
- Institute of Forest Ecology and Silviculture
, Bartłomiej Kędziora
Bartłomiej Kędziora,,
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Journal seriesFolia Forestalia Polonica Series A-Forestry, ISSN 0071-6677, (B 7 pkt)
Issue year2012
Vol3
No54
Pages145-152
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishsurvival, quality, vitality, game damage, final silviculture assessment, Abies alba
ASJC Classification2303 Ecology; 1107 Forestry
URL https://depot.ceon.pl/handle/123456789/5304
Languageen angielski
LicenseRepository; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Na Tych Samych Warunkach (CC-BY-SA); after publication
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Score (nominal)7
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2012 = 0.369
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