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18 Sep 2023

A 14-year series of leaf phenological data collected for European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) from their geographic range margins in south-eastern France

Key message Phenology is of increasing interest to climate change science and adaptation ecology. Here, we provide bud development, leafing, and leaf senescence data, collected on 772 European beech and silver fir trees between 2006 and 2019
13 Sep 2023

Monitoring montane-subalpine forest ecotone in the Pyrenees through sequential forest inventories and Landsat imagery

Key message Abies alba Mill.–Pinus uncinata Ramond. ecotone dynamics are examined along both altitudinal and protection level gradients by combining field inventories and Landsat data. An upward expansion of A. alba to the subalpine belt is observed
18 Aug 2023

Simulating the diameter growth responses of Larix gmelini Rupr. and Betula platyphylla Suk. to biotic and abiotic factors in secondary forests in Northeast China

Key message The diameter growth of Dahurian larch (Larix gmelini Rupr.) and white birch (Betula platyphylla Suk.) species in secondary forest of Northeast China was not only influenced by biological factors such as tree size and stand
16 Aug 2023

The effects of provenance, climate, and chemical defense on the resistance of Pinus pinaster Aiton to Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Steiner and Buhrer)

Key message The resistance of Pinus pinaster Aiton to pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Steiner and Buhrer) varied among populations from the Iberian Peninsula, with survival rates for inoculated seedlings ranging from 5 to 100%. These differences in
8 Aug 2023

Driving mechanisms of productivity stability vary with selective harvesting intensities in a mixed broad-leaved Korean pine forest

Key message We found that the stabilizing mechanisms for forest productivity varied across harvesting intensities in a mixed broad-leaved Korean pine forest. Effects of overyielding at high species richness and species asynchrony occurred only in unharvested and
4 Aug 2023

Decomposition and nutrient dynamics of stumps and coarse roots of Eucalyptus plantations in southern China

Key message Primary remains of Eucalyptus (E. urophylla × E. grandis) plantations following clear-cutting are the stumps and coarse roots. A chrono-sequence approach revealed that the biomass of coarse roots is higher than that of stumps, while they have
2 Aug 2023

Effects of the cascading translocations of larch (Larix decidua Mill.) on canker disease due to Lachnellula willkommii (R. Hartig) Dennis

Key message Appropriate silvicultural practices combined with the use of resistant Central European provenances can reduce the prevalence of larch canker caused by Lachnellula willkommii (R. Hartig) Dennis, a major disease affecting larch plantations in France. However,
26 Jul 2023

Allometric models for above-ground biomass, carbon and nutrient content of wild cherry (Prunus avium L.) trees in agroforestry systems

Key message We provide a set of allometric models for wild cherry trees (Prunus avium L.) established in agroforestry systems. A total of 70 trees in southwestern Germany were surveyed using terrestrial laser scanning and analysed using
18 Jul 2023

Wall-to-wall mapping of carbon loss within the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone after the 2020 catastrophic wildfire

Key message We propose a framework to derive the direct loss of aboveground carbon stocks after the 2020 wildfire in forests of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone using optical and radar Sentinel satellite data. Carbon stocks were adequately
14 Jul 2023

Agroforestry-based community forestry as a large-scale strategy to reforest agricultural encroachment areas in Myanmar: ambition vs. local reality

Key message The Forest Department strongly influences agroforestry design, tree species selection, and the participation and motivation of farmers to plant trees. Farmers perceive trees as harmful to crops and have avoided planting them near crops. We