Influence of amphibolite powder and Silvamix fertiliser on Norway spruce plantation in conditions of air polluted mountains

https://doi.org/10.17221/4663-JFSCitation:Kuneš I., Balcar V., Čížek M. (2004): Influence of amphibolite powder and Silvamix fertiliser on Norway spruce plantation in conditions of air polluted mountains. J. For. Sci., 50: 366-373.
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The objective of the paper is to assess the effects of amphibolite powder (waste from a dust removing process in
a rock pulveriser) and Silvamix slow release fertiliser on Norway spruce plantation in the harsh physical environment of the Jizerské hory Mts. The plantation characteristics such as mortality, annual height increment, stem base diameter, crown diameter and nutrient analyses are evaluated. A nine-year-long period of observation is summarised. The effects of both the forms of chemical amelioration seem to be positive and statistically significant. The benefits of the amelioration expressed in absolute figures have been easily observable until now. Recently, the importance of these benefits has decreased after the adaptation of planted trees to the mountain site and natural acceleration of their annual increment.
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