Open Access Archive

29 Oct 2020

Victims or perpetrators: contribution and response of insects to forest diebacks and declines

Key message Unprecedented forest declines and diebacks are expected worldwide in response to global change. Insects can trigger or contribute to these disturbances, which can in turn have either beneficial or detrimental retroactive cascading effects on insect
16 Oct 2020

On the knowns and unknowns of natural regeneration of silviculturally managed sessile oak (Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl.) forests—a literature review

Key message This literature review identified the main factors for the success of different silvicultural approaches to regenerate sessile oak naturally and unveiled at the same time important knowledge gaps. Most previous studies were only short-term and
12 Oct 2020

The utility of fused airborne laser scanning and multispectral data for improved wind damage risk assessment over a managed forest landscape in Finland

Key message The potential of airborne laser scanning (ALS) and multispectral remote sensing data to aid in generating improved wind damage risk maps over large forested areas is demonstrated. This article outlines a framework to generate such
14 Sep 2020

Age effect on tree structure and biomass allocation in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst.)

Key message Tree structure equations derived from pipe model theory (PMT) are well-suited to estimate biomass allocation in Scots pine ( Pinus sylvestris L.) and Norway spruce ( Picea abies [L.] Karst.). However, age dependence of parameters
9 Sep 2020

Relationship between pore structure and gas permeability in poplar (Populus deltoides CL.’55/65’) tension wood

Key message The important anatomical changes in tension wood, e.g., the high fiber ratio and rich mesopores, did not significantly increase the air and nitrogen flow; thus the gas permeability in the longitudinal direction of poplar (
1 Sep 2020

Evaluating the accuracy of ALS-based removal estimates against actual logging data

Key message We examined the accuracy of the stand attribute data based on airborne laser scanning (ALS) provided by the Finnish Forest Centre. The precision of forest inventory data was compared for the first time with operative
28 Aug 2020

Tree potential growth varies more than competition among spontaneously established forest stands of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur)

Key message Analyses of dendrochronological data from 15 recently established tablished stands of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) revealed that functions describing potential tree growth in the absence of neighbours varied more between stands than functions describing
31 Jul 2020

Harmonising, improving and using social and recreational data in National Forest Inventories across Europe

Key message National Forest Inventories (NFIs) hold promise for monitoring and valuing of non-productive forest functions, including social and recreational services. European countries use a range of methods to collect social and recreational information within their NFI
17 Jun 2020

Short-term effects of biochar on soil CO2 efflux in boreal Scots pine forests

Key message During the first summer, wood biochar amendments increased soil temperature, pH, and soil CO 2 effluxes in a xeric boreal Scots pine forest. The increase of soil CO 2 efflux could be largely explained by
17 Jun 2020

Effect of different conditions of storage on seed viability and seedling growth of six European wild fruit woody plants

Key message Malus sylvestris (L.) Mill., Pyrus communis (L.), Sorbus aucuparia (L.), Prunus avium (L.), Prunus padus (L.), and Cornus sanguinea (L.) are related, co-occurring species producing orthodox seeds. However, we observed differences in their response to