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Stand state, silvicultural demands and measures in beech forests of mixed origin in Boljevac area

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Author(s): Krstić Milun | Pantić Damjan | Matović Bratislav

Journal: Glasnik Šumarskog Fakulteta
ISSN 0353-4537

Volume: 2004;
Issue: 89;
Start page: 171;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: beech forests of mixed origin | stand productivity | tree development and increment | silvicultural demands and measures

ABSTRACT
This paper presents the comparative analysis of stand state, productivity and silvicultural demands in beech stands of mixed origin, with a predominating percentage of trees of coppice origin, in different site and stand conditions, in the area of Čestobrodica and Straža. The main cruising elements were analyzed in three ecological units: Number of trees, basal area, volume, volume increment, mean stand diameters and height and the development of individual trees. The differences of the study ecological units, presented through the values of cruising elements and the phases of diameter, height and volume development of individual trees, are computed by the analysis of variance and LSD test. The analysis and the concluded significant differences enabled the real and comprehensive understanding of the state of these stands, based on which the long-term objectives of forest management were decided (conversion into a high silvicultural form) and actual silvicultural demands and measures - high selection thinning.
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