Damage by deer barking and browsing and subsequent rots in Norway spruce stands of Forest Range MoP.

https://doi.org/10.17221/4597-JFSCitation:Čermák P., Glogar J., Jankovský L. (2004): Damage by deer barking and browsing and subsequent rots in Norway spruce stands of Forest Range MoP. J. For. Sci., 50: 24-30.
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The paper deals with the determination of the rate of damage by deer barking and browsing, the subsequent rot caused by Stereum sanguinolentum and the rate of its progress, elucidates causes of damage and quantifies volume and financial losses in the region of Forest Range Mořkov, Forest District Frenštát pod Radhoštěm. In the most damaged 2nd age class, decay by Stereum sanguinolentum was recorded in 59% of damaged trees. The progress of rot ranged from 1 to 70 cm/year. The high number of red deer is considered to be the main reason of extensive damage by bark stripping in the Forest Range Mořkov. The actual financial loss caused by depreciation of wood by the rot is greatest in the 5th age class amounting to CZK 64,320 per ha.

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