Seasonal dynamics of the diameter increment of fir (Abies alba Mill.) and beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) in a mixed stand
R. Knotthttps://doi.org/10.17221/4610-JFSCitation:Knott R. (2004): Seasonal dynamics of the diameter increment of fir (Abies alba Mill.) and beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) in a mixed stand. J. For. Sci., 50: 149-160.
In the growing season 2001 changes were studied in the diameter increment of selected sample trees of silver fir and beech in a mixed stand using mechanical girth dendrometers. Within the selected set of trees individual differences were determined both in the dynamics of increment and in its total magnitude. The differences are evident not only between tree species but also within particular species in trees of the same diameter. On the basis of the results of a detailed study of diameter increment dynamics in the course of a year using a non-destructive method by means of mechanical dendrometers and measurements of particular components of microclimate individual growth responses of trees to selected external factors were determined.Keywords:
silver fir; European beech; diameter increment; dendrometer; climatic factors