Study on woody regrowth in sessile oak-hornbeam forest gaps in Sopron Hills
Ágnes Csiszár, Márton Korda, Gergely Zagyvai, Dániel Winkler, Viktor Tiborcz, Péter Süle, Dean Šporčić, Dénes Naár & Dénes Bartha
Correspondence: Csiszár Ágnes
Postal address: H-9400 Sopron, Ady Endre u. 5.
This paper presents the four-year results of studies on 33, artificially created forest gaps of sessile oak-hornbeam forest in transform forest management subcompartments (Sopron Mts, Hungary). During the study the forest gaps have been divided into five segments: central circle and four sectors according to the point of compass; dominance of occurring plant species and number of specimens of natural regrowth has been recorded in five segments of gaps. During the study plentiful and species rich woody regrowth appeared in the studied forest gaps. Regrowth of Quercus petraea and Quercus cerris were the most prominent, although the renewal of Carpinus betulus, Tilia cordata and Cerasus avium were also considerable. The most specimens of woody regrowth occurred in the northern segment, followed by western, southern and eastern ones respectively; while the fewest specimens were experienced in the central circle. As our results demonstrated, the elongated elliptic and smaller, 250 m2> sized gaps proved to be the most optimal in regard to appearance and survival of woody regrowth in the studied forest subcompartment.
Keywords: continuous cover forestry, gap regeneration, natural regrowth
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Csiszár, Á., Korda, M., Zagyvai, G., Winkler, D., Tiborcz, V., Süle, P., Šporčić, D., Naár, D. & Bartha, D. (2014): Study on woody regrowth in sessile oak-hornbeam forest gaps in Sopron Hills. Bulletin of Forestry Science, 4(1): 23-35. (in Hungarian)
Volume 4, Issue 1
15 July 2014
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