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Volume 10, issue 1
Web Ecol., 10, 32–37, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-10-32-2010
© Author(s) 2010. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Web Ecol., 10, 32–37, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-10-32-2010
© Author(s) 2010. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  09 Jun 2010

09 Jun 2010

Structural analysis of mixed stands coming from natural regeneration and plantations after fire

T. Tsitsoni, M. Tsakaldimi, E. Simeliadou, and M. Fouska T. Tsitsoni et al.
  • Dept. of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry and Natural Environment, P.O. Box 262, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

Abstract. We analyzed the structure and growth of naturally regenerated stands of Pinus brutia that mixed with planted broad-leaved and conifer species, 12 years after wildfire and examined the degree of species mix. Field data on stand structure of P. brutia forest were taken in spring 2009 on northern and southern aspects differing in regeneration conditions. Sixteen sample plots were selected and all individuals and their attributes measured. The results showed that in northern aspects the forest is composed of P. brutia in the over-storey and Quercus pubescens and Cupressus sempervirens in the under-storey, while in southern aspects the forest was mainly composed by P. brutia (81%). Stem diameter distribution of P. brutia in both aspects followed almost a normal pattern. All P. brutia individuals were characterized by vigorous growth and good to normal stem quality. Aspect did not statistically affect structural characteristics of P. brutia trees and saplings. However, on the northern aspect stem diameter, height, crown length and basal area of P. brutia were greater than in the southern aspect. Aspect significantly affected structural characteristics of Q. pubescens.

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