A vegetation analysis revealed the extent of recolonization by native vegetation of a 25-year-old Cupressus spp. plantation in northern Iran. A young indigenous Quercus-Carpinus community replaced the conifers in the low-slope areas with deeper, heavier, and more fertile soils.
Hyrcanian; Querco-Carpinetum; Restoration; Species-environment analysis; Succession
Jafarzade, M., Ravanbakhsh, H., Moshki, A. et al. Recolonization by Indigenous broadleaved species of a conifer plantation (Cupressus spp.) in Northern Iran after 25 years. Annals of Forest Science 79, 15 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-022-01131-1
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