Air pollution load and stand nutrition in the Forest District Jablunkov, part Nýdek

https://doi.org/10.17221/797-JFSCitation:Novotný R., Lachmanová Z., Šrámek V., Vortelová L. (2008): Air pollution load and stand nutrition in the Forest District Jablunkov, part Nýdek. J. For. Sci., 54: 49-54.
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Concentrations of air pollutants measured by passive samplers, atmospheric deposition to forest ecosystems, soil water chemistry, nutrient content in the soil and foliage were all measured within a study of the causes of forest decline in Nýdek Forest Range, Jablunkov Forest District (Silesian Beskids). Declining Norway spruce stands are situated in a region of historically high air pollution load, mainly from the Třinec and Ostrava agglomeration. Air pollution significantly decreased in the second half of the 1990s. Forest soils showing the insufficiency of main nutrients remain today as the main factor affecting the forest vitality. The situation in the soil is subsequently reflected in the nutrition level of the assimilation tissues. Simultaneous effects of other stressors (e.g. biotic, meteorological ones) can support a sudden worsening of the stand health and cause serious damage.
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