The extent of root rot damage in Norway spruce stands established on fertile sites of former agricultural land
R. Marešhttps://doi.org/10.17221/36/2009-JFSCitation:Mareš R. (2010): The extent of root rot damage in Norway spruce stands established on fertile sites of former agricultural land. J. For. Sci., 56: 1-6.
The aim of this study was to compare the degree of root rot damage in two large complexes of Norway spruce stands established on former agricultural land at fertile sites. The root rot infection was observed on the stump cutting area on both intended and salvage clear fellings. Stands in Kružberk area in the Nízký Jeseník Mts. established on arable land showed very poor stability and large root rot damage at the age of 40–50 years. In contrast, stands in Lužná area in the Javorníky Mts., founded on former sheep pastures, were markedly much less damaged at the age of 90–110 years and proved to be able to provide quality timber, although they were damaged by the root rot as well.Keywords:afforestation of agricultural land; Kružberk area; Lužná area; Norway spruce; root rot