Effect of forest liming in the Western Krušné hory Mts.
V. Šrámek, J. Materna, R. Novotný, V. Fadrhonsováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/10159-JFSCitation:Šrámek V., Materna J., Novotný R., Fadrhonsová V. (2006): Effect of forest liming in the Western Krušné hory Mts. J. For. Sci., 52: S45-S51.
In May 31, 2000, the Government of the Czech Republic, has adopted the Decision No. 532, assigning the minister of agriculture to realize liming and fertilizing in the Krušné hory Mts. and Orlické hory Mts. Based on the decision, in 2000–2003, liming of forest stands was done, at the area of 34,000 ha. Changes of soil and leaf chemistry two years after liming were studied in the Western Krušné hory Mts., Forest administration Horní Blatná. Slight pH increase layer was stated both in the humus layer, and in upper horizons of mineral soil. Increased contents of calcium and magnesium, same as nitrogen and potassium were also recorded. Content of basic cations, mainly of magnesium and calcium, in the sorption complex was increased, aluminium content was decreased. C/N ratio in the humus layer did not change, ratio of basic cations and aluminium in the humus layer was increased significantly. Analyses of the assimilation organs of spruce have proved increase of magnesium and calcium content. The increase was higher in the stands of originally lower values of these elements. While before liming, in about a half of the samples of second needle year class, magnesium was under the deficiency level, two years after liming no deficient values were recorded.
acidification; spruce yellowing; liming; forest soils; chemical properties; base saturation