Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/91775
Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Miškotyra / Forestry (A004)
Author(s): Godvod, Kšištof;Brazaitis, Gediminas;Bačkaitis, Julius;Kulbokas, Gintaras
Title: The development and growth of larch stands in Lithuania
Is part of: Journal of Forest Science. Prague : Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2018, vol. 64, no. 5
Extent: p. 199-206
Date: 2018
Note: eISSN 1805-935X
Keywords: larch stands;forestry;timber production;climate change;pure and mixed stands
Abstract: Changing climate conditions and increasing demands for timber and wood products create a need to cultivate highly productive forest stands. High productivity, good wood quality and adaption to climate change make European larch a promising species for Lithuania. The aim of this research was to evaluate the productivity and sustainability of the larch stands. We tested the hypothesis that larch stands mixed with other species are more productive than the pure larch stands. In total, our study sampled 138 larch stands, mixed stands (91) and pure stands (47) that aged between 30 and 60 years old in Lithuania. We evaluated these stands using dendrologic, dendrometric and phytocoenological characteristics and determined the main factors affecting productivity and stability of larch stands. Our study showed that pure larch stands have higher mean annual increment and are more productive than mixed larch stands. However, we found that timber volumes decreased in both pure and mixed larch stands over 50 years of age. This happens due to the absence of forestry treatments, such as thinnings in the larch stands, thus resulting in natural tree dieback. The development of thinning guidelines could make larch stands a valuable and productive source of timber
Internet: https://www.agriculturejournals.cz/publicFiles/250256.pdf
Affiliation(s): Valstybinė miškų tarnyba
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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