Social forest functions of reclaimed spoil heaps in the Ostrava-Karvina district

https://doi.org/10.17221/83/2011-JFSCitation:Lacková E., Kupec P., Polanská J., Stalmachová B. (2012):  Social forest functions of reclaimed spoil heaps in the Ostrava-Karvina district. J. For. Sci., 58: 203-212.
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The functional efficiency of forest stands planted on the heaps originated by black coal mining was resolved in the territory of the Moravian-Silesian region. The aim was to verify the possibility of applying the method of Quantification of Social Forest Functions for the purposes of evaluation of forest stands on anthropogenic substrates and the subsequent use of the method for quantification of social forest functions in the particular reclaimed localities. Potential functional capacities were evaluated as well as the current functional effect of the following functions: bioproduction, ecological, hydrological, soil-conservation, recreational and sanitary-hygienic on five afforested heaps of the Ostrava-Karvina coal-mining district. The obtained results were presented in tabular and graphic form. Based on the results, the highest potential capacity of the ex-amined stands to fulfil the sanitary-hygienic function was proved while their capacity to fulfil the recreational function was the lowest. The highest current functional effects were found for the hydrological function and the lowest effects for the bioproduction function.  
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