Estimation of beech tree transpiration in relation to their social status in forest stand

https://doi.org/10.17221/11865-JFSCitation:Střelcová K., Matejka F., Minďáš J. (2002): Estimation of beech tree transpiration in relation to their social status in forest stand. J. For. Sci., 48: 130-140.
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The results of sap flow continuous measurements by a tree-trunk heat balance method (THB) on beech model trees are analysed in this paper. Experimental research works were carried out in a mature mixed fir-spruce-beech stand in the research area Poľana – Hukavský grúň (j= 48o39´, l = 19o29´, H = 850 m a.s.l.) in UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on two co-dominant and one sub-dominant beech trees. A mathematical model of daily transpiration dynamics was proposed for
a quantitative analysis of the daily course of sap flow intensity. The model works on a one-tree level and enables to consider the influence of the tree social position in the stand on the sap flow intensity of model beech trees and to express the dependence of sap flow intensity on the tree height and crown projection.

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