Regeneration and game damage in the Krušné hory Mts. assessed on the basis of National Forest Inventory of the Czech Republic

https://doi.org/10.17221/99/2008-JFSCitation:Lehnerová L., Marušák R. (2009): Regeneration and game damage in the Krušné hory Mts. assessed on the basis of National Forest Inventory of the Czech Republic. J. For. Sci., 55: 279-292.
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In 2001–2004 National Forest Inventory was realized in the Czech Republic. A great number of variables was measured giving rise to an extensive information database that can be used to assess the state and development of various quantitative and qualitative dendrometric characteristics. This work presents the results of regeneration state and game damage in the Krušné hory Mts. based on the data from both the National Forest Inventory and the second enlarged measurement carried out after five years that was done in a part of the Fláje preserve and enabled basic comparison with the rest of the area. For the calculation of data acquired in the old and recent measurement standard methodology for processing National Forest Inventory was used. Comparison of data showed that the average number of regeneration individuals dropped by more than a third in the interval of 5 years, as well as the number of plots with regeneration; game damage of regeneration also was lower by 4%. The proportion of individuals damaged by peeling did not change during the investigated period. A significant increase in game damage to regeneration was found in the Fláje preserve.
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