Conversion of a forest managed under systems involving coupes to a selection forest on an example of the Opuky research area
J. Souček Součekhttps://doi.org/10.17221/11851-JFSCitation:Souček J.S. (2002): Conversion of a forest managed under systems involving coupes to a selection forest on an example of the Opuky research area. J. For. Sci., 48: 1-7.
This paper evaluates the development of growing stock, number of trees and diameter distribution of the standing volume in the Opuky locality where conversion to a selection forest has been the aim of management over a long period of time. With respect to species composition, the stand is divided into two plots. The initial condition and development of both plots differed. The favourable initial composition of the stand has gradually deteriorated due to delay in natural regeneration and therefore recruitment of young trees over a long period. The total number of trees on both plots has been low for target diameter of 51 cm. On the other hand, the growing stock has exceeded the model condition. The proportion of broadleaved species in the stand gradually increases, reducing the possibility of conversion to a selection forest in future.
selection forest; conversion; spruce; species composition; target diameter