Evaluation of selected growth parameters of Paulownia cotevisa plantation in the Danubian Lowland

https://doi.org/10.17221/155/2021-JFSCitation:

Pástor M., Jankovič J., Belko M., Modranský J. (2022): Evaluation of selected growth parameters of Paulownia cotevisa plantation in Danubian Lowland. J. For. Sci., 68: 156–162.

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The main objective of this study was to assess the growth of the established Paulownia cotevisa plantation during an extended time period and compare it with values reviewed in the literature. Seven years after planting, mean diameter at breast height and height of the aboveground part of P. cotevisa 2® (P. cotevisa) plantation were similar to values reported in the literature and they reached 21.5 cm and 11.2 m, respectively. Besides the crown damage caused by wind, development of the P. cotevisa plantation established in the Danubian Lowland was not affected by any other harmful environmental factor or biological pest. The results suggest that P. cotevisa could be used to a larger extent in diversification of biomass production on abandoned arable lands of the Danubian Lowland.

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