Natural regeneration at different microclimatic sites in Zatec region
I. Kupkahttps://doi.org/10.17221/11913-JFSCitation:Kupka I. (2002): Natural regeneration at different microclimatic sites in Zatec region. J. For. Sci., 48: 441-450.
Natural regeneration is an important part of close-to-nature forestry. However, natural regeneration also has either natural or technological limits. Among the most important natural limits are a low sum of precipitation and site type. The study concentrates on Žatec region where the long term average sum of precipitation is only 440–450 mm per year. Dry periods during the vegetation time are quite frequent. The study was conducted on clear cut area, stand edge, shelterwood area and stand interior. The results showed the highest population densities in a shelterwood system, the lowest in the stand interior. On the other hand, the dry seedling biomass is lower for seedlings from shelterwood area than from clear cut area.
shelterwood system; clear cut system; natural regeneration; seedling population density; dry seedling biomass