Silvicultural assessment of reforestation under specific spoil bank conditions
I. Kupka, K. Dimitrovskýhttps://doi.org/10.17221/4521-JFSCitation:Kupka I., Dimitrovský K. (2006): Silvicultural assessment of reforestation under specific spoil bank conditions. J. For. Sci., 52: 410-416.
Forestreclamation of spoil banks in mining areas in the North-West of the country started in the second half of the last century. Nowadays forest stands growing on anthropogenic substrates which are still unlike to forest soils, are getting in the phase of possible natural and/or artificial regeneration. The basic characteristics of substrate in the area and ecological attitude of used tree species are driving variables for successful regenerations. The study summarizes the vitality and growth of selected species on anthropogenic substrates in the area with the recommendations of key tree species used for forest reclamation. The results show the best adaptation to anthropogenic substrates for black alder and maple.Keywords:
forest reclamation; afforestation of spoil banks; anthropogenic substrates; growth; vitality; black alder; Norway maple; English oak; rowan tree; European ash; linden