Morphological and physiological parameters of beech leaves (Fagus sylvatica L.) in research demonstration object Poľana
D. Hladká, I. Čaňováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/4556-JFSCitation:Hladká D., Čaňová I. (2005): Morphological and physiological parameters of beech leaves (Fagus sylvatica L.) in research demonstration object Poľana. J. For. Sci., 51: 168-176.
Observations of the beech assimilatory apparatus in different levels of a model tree were realised from 1993 to 1999 in a research demonstration plot situated in Poľana. Different observations of the natural ecosystem condition were carried out. A model beech tree was chosen and marked as No. 228 for the above-mentioned analyses. The different ecophysiological and morphological characteristics of beech leaves were analysed in three (or two) tree crown levels. The results confirmed significant differences in these characteristics in dependence on three crown levels of mature beech tree. The differences in the mentioned characteristics were also shown in the course of particular years of research. In this paper we have presented the results of analysed beech leaves, their average maximum length, width, their average area, thickness, chlorophyll fluorescence during the research period.Keywords:
beech (Fagus sylvatica L.); morphological characteristics; assimilatory apparatus; tree crown levels; chlorophyll fluorescence