24 Apr 2024

Aggregated database of forest soil chemical properties in the Czech Republic based on surveys from 2000 to 2020

Key message The dataset includes data from forest soil surveys conducted in the period 2000–2020. It provides soil and site variables from 8269 locations. Data are aggregated in three basic soil layers: upper organic soil horizon (FH,
3 Apr 2024

Improving monitoring and management methods is of the utmost importance in countries at risk of invasion by the pinewood nematode

Key message The invasive pine wood nematode is a major threat to pine forests worldwide, causing extensive tree mortality. Although scientific knowledge and control measures are continuously improving, important gaps remain. We argue that some key questions,
3 Apr 2024

Dynamic height growth models for highly productive pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) stands: explicit mapping of site index classification in Serbia

Key message We applied the generalized algebraic difference approach (GADA) to develop dynamic models of height growth for pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) in Serbia. According to the dominant heights, the studied region comprises some of Europe’s
19 Mar 2024

Open peer review in Annals of Forest Science as a new option

We are pleased to offer an optional open peer review to the community in forest and wood sciences to whom Annals of Forest Science is dedicated. Based on new digital technologies and public infrastructure registration, we set
19 Mar 2024

Oak leaf morphology may be more strongly shaped by climate than by phylogeny

Key message Despite been grown under the same climate, oak species are able to correlate with looser, but still identifiable, leaf morphological syndromes, composed by morphological traits with an ecological role in their respective macroclimates. Keywords Quercus;
15 Mar 2024

Elevation affects both the occurrence of ungulate browsing and its effect on tree seedling growth for four major tree species in European mountain forests

Key message In European mountain forests, the growth of silver fir (Abies alba Mill.), sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus L.), European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.) seedlings is more strongly affected
15 Mar 2024

Canopy gap impacts on soil organic carbon and nutrient dynamic: a meta-analysis

Key message The forest canopy gaps, formed by natural or anthropogenic factors, have been found to reduce soil carbon content and increase nutrient availability. The magnitudes of these effects have been observed to increase with gap age
13 Mar 2024

Inter-provenance variability and phenotypic plasticity of wood and leaf traits related to hydraulic safety and efficiency in seven European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) provenances differing in yield

Key message Seven European beech provenances differing largely in growth performance were grown at two common garden sites in Germany and Slovakia. The intra-specific variability of most traits was explained more by phenotypic plasticity than inter-provenance variability,
21 Feb 2024

Wood, knots and bark extractives for oak, beech and Douglas fir: a dataset based on a review of the scientific literature

Key message Wood_db-chemistry gathers information on oak, beech and Douglas fir extractives studied between 1950 and 2020. The data can be used by researchers, stakeholders in the forest-wood sector and the chemical industry to make the most
9 Feb 2024

Low persistence of Phytophthora ramorum (Werres, De Cock, and Man in ‘t Veld) in western France after implementation of eradication measures

Key message Presence of Phytophthora ramorum (Werres, De Cock, and Man in ‘t Veld) in western France was studied after the detection of this invasive pathogen in 2017 in Larix kaempferi (Lamb.) and eradication of the affected