Effect of logging residue removal and mechanical site preparation on productivity of the subsequent Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) stands
Removal of logging residue negatively affected tree diameter and height, but had no significant effect on the basal area of the subsequent stand (in the mid-term). On the other hand, different methods of mechanical site preparation (bedding, plowing furrows, and trenching) had no effect on tree growth 1 year after planting, but had a significant effect on tree diameter, tree height, and basal area in the mid-term. Bedding treatments could have a significant positive impact on the productivity of the subsequent Scots pine stands, even when planted on sandy, free-draining soils.
Whole-tree harvesting; Soil productivity; Tree growth; Nutrient removal; Seedling survival
Węgiel, A., Jakubowski, J., Molińska-Glura, M. et al. Effect of logging residue removal and mechanical site preparation on productivity of the subsequent Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) stands. Annals of Forest Science 80, 5 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-023-01175-x
Data and/or Code availability
The datasets supporting the conclusions of this article are available in the figshare repository, https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.19646586.v2
Shuguang (Leo) Liu